Today’s agenda: 3 mile run
This morning’s run could have been bad. Should have. The alarm didn’t go off at its usual 6:00 a.m. time nor did Jezebel wake me -first time in a week she’s managed that feat.
Luckily I am an early-riser. So I woke at 6:45, dressed, managed to poke my contacts in, downed a glass of chocolate almond milk, and met Melissa by the door shortly after 7. Whew!
Good thing it was a short run on the schedule because getting ready was stressful enough. An early start did not matter so much today. For the second day in a row, Colorado has provided sub-60 degree weather for my runs. Didn’t even need sunglasses today.
Our warm-up consisted of a little walking and a photo shoot, so we could play on iPhoto later today.
We ran the trail behind our town home to Shadow Ridge Middle School. They have a track. Our Nike+ senors were needing some recalibration. A track is an excellent place to do it since the distances are measurable.
To calibrate, the runner needs to go at their “normal” pace. If I only have to run a mile I’ll try to get under 9 minutes. With some discipline, I managed to keep a 10 minute pace. It was nice not to push myself.
It was a short run back home and the temperature hadn’t gone up much. Barely over 60 degrees. Maybe Colorado doesn’t know it’s July.
Word of Advice: Set multiple alarms. Alarms can be tricky. Depending if you are getting up for a race or just a training run, you might want a back-up or a back-up for the back-up. You never can be too careful, especially setting the alarm before race-day.
Get out and fill your passion bucket,