Running longer and faster… a few thoughts…

You like it? then double it!

Short night (too much cleansing at home probably!) but rested enough when the clock rang. Directly into running gear and off on the road. Yippie said the mind as it was nice and “warm” in the air, meaning not a chance to have some ice on the road.

The plan (there is always one!) was to get 12km easy pace. It turned into a 15km easy pace although faster than planned, but the body was happy, the mind was happy and when both of them are happy, what can be said! No real comment on the run, uphill making the pace slower, downhill making the pace slightly faster (although ran controlling the pace this time as a bit concerned by some starlights on the road (it was only rain)). Disappointed a bit to see that with the pace I ran, the bakery would still be closed when I pass it so I ran directly back home. Shower, stretch, banana+chocolate milk and off to the office (via 7Eleven to buy some croissants for my first meeting 🙂 )

Long day at work where meetings were cancelled or moved, making my day a real “emmenthal-day” (i.e. lots of holes in my agenda…  Quite annoying when seeing that you have 1 hour between two meetings and would you have had running gear at the office, you would have probably taken the opportunity to run a quick 10K during this time… I had 3 of those “1-hour-between-meetings” today…) The weather was not the best ever, but rain was actually appealing. By the time I left the office it was already pitch black and back home was pretty simple: a bit of food, resting a short while and decided for a run…

Noticing I was a bit light on the arm, indeed my watch was not there…but left at the office. Thought twice whether would run to the office to get it, but after 8pm it became a bit tricky to go in, so installed an app on my mobile and started the second easy run of the day. not practical at all to run with this heavy thing on the arm and even more boring that cannot get direct feedback on distance and pace… But ran ran ran, took a few pic. Pushed the incorrect button and saved the run instead of starting it again 😦 New run started and off I left the nice sight I had towards the harbours.  A bit of hills on the way home, but all in all got a nice 12km at a more than decent pace, without the heaviness of an effort.

Now I am really tired and yearning like a lion under the sun of the savanna. So it is really time for bed and I could even benefit from a sleep-in tomorrow morning (I refuse to run again with my phone on the arm, so no morning interval tomorrow…will do them at lunch instead!). Doing double runs is pretty fun, and doing “long ones” is even funnier (takes time, but what is time when you have fun?!?!?)

Night night!

5 responses

  1. Now that is dedication. I am happy if i manage one in a day!

    December 19, 2013 at 10:57 pm

  2. Glad to hear how you always have fun when you’re running. I feel the same 🙂

    December 21, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    • If there was no fun, there is not point, right? Even when it is tough, there is a part of fun (OK, sometimes you have to dig deep to find it, but still…)

      Keep up the fun in the run (and the little smiley as well)!

      December 21, 2013 at 10:54 pm

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