Sunday, February 1, 2009
65 minute run
I ran ~9.5 miles from my house around the Allen Parkway Buffalo Bayou loop and back to Crestwood. My garmin battery was low so I didn't get the exact mileage, but I think it was right around 9.5 miles. I was feeling really good and motivated after my race yesterday. I ran quick today, but I never felt like I was really straining or working too hard. I knew it was going to be a pretty quick run when I hit 2 miles right at 14:00. Usually my first two miles are my slowest as I get warmed up. I've run the start of this run enough that I know exactly where 2 miles is from my house. The weather was really nice out this afternoon. It was 72 degrees and partly cloudy. Some of the run was in the sun and I had cloud cover for part of it. There were a lot of people out biking or walking or running or hanging out with their families or dogs. I like doing the Allen Parkway loop because it is about as hilly a run as you can find around Houston. I probably should have run a little easier the day after a race, but my legs were feeling good and it felt easy to cruise at a quick pace. Without doing any speedwork since the marathon, I get a little bored on some of the easy runs when I'm just doing easy mileage day after day. I'm planning on doing one or two harder workouts this week and running the Buffalo Wallow 6k on Saturday.