Monday, December 03, 2012

Long Slow Run

Sunday mornings are the ideal time to go out and do a long slow run.  Unlike running in the early evening after my legs have had lots of warm up time from the day’s activities, my early morning runs tend to keep a slow but steady pace.  It usually takes at least one to two miles before I even feel warmed up.

This morning was no different.  In fact, it was even tougher than usual.  The boys had gone to school and I lay in bed and played with my baby girl while my wife did some chores around the house.  We played together for almost 30 minutes.  Even though I knew my run was going to be especially slow due to this extra down time, it was more than worth it.
I already had it in my head to do six miles this particular morning.  I completed four miles the day before and was hoping to have the first two runs of the month add up to ten miles.  Just as I had anticipated, it was a rough start and I dragged along for most of the run.  My legs finally felt warmed up around the fourth mile.  It was hard, but I kept going and made it to the end.  Success!  

How do your long slow runs come about?

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