I was not looking forward to this run. After W3D1 run, which was just AWFUL (During the last 3 minute run I had Don’t Stop! Don’t Stop! Don’t Stop! repeating in my head the entire time). It was definitely a time of mind over body as my body was NOT wanting to move. The nasty weather didn’t help. It was below freezing and there was a misty fog which just added to the misery.
But that was Sunday…let’s move on to today. First I should say I really didn’t want to run today and I almost didn’t. After the last run, as miserable as it was, and some pain cropping up in my knees (they’re just not used to my 300lb. frame pounding down on them like this), I figured I could use a little more recovery time. But thanks to a little inspiration from Ben Davis’ blog (which I’m rereading in it’s entirety, and which got me started on this mad quest convincing me that even I could become a runner), I went out and got it done.
I’m glad I did. The weather was better. A few degrees above freezing and the sun was peaking from behind clouds a little bit. I forced myself to do a nice, easy pace and it paid off. No where near the struggle my body was giving me last time. My avg. pace turned out the same as last time so I’ll count that as a win.
P.S. Added a little extra exercise time onto the end as I had to walk 20 blocks roundtrip to my Landlord’s Office as my roommate had locked me out!