Monday, March 8, 2010

Progress

Yesterday's (Sunday)Run: Farmington Canal Linear Park trail: 57 degrees. 6 miles; Splits: 9:30; 9:28; 9:37; 9:46; 9:33; 9:10; 57:04; 9:30 per mile pace.

I found a cool website that gives you a better idea of where I sometimes run:
http://www.wj1b.com/Pages%20Cheshire/linear_park.htm

I'm VERY short on time, and want to get this out into "bloggerland," so here goes:
I'm making progress. Slow progress, but progress none-the-less. After Saturday's "I thought I was going to die" run, yesterday's run on the Farmington Canal Linear Park trail went well. It was warm enough to wear shorts. WOO-HOO! I so ♥ it almost being spring. Plus we "spring ahead" Sunday morning and will gain an hour of daylight. I felt great the entire run. My legs were loose and felt strong (Thank-you stretching) and I was in a running zone. I only planned on running 5 miles, but had a roller-blading young couple who paced me starting at mile 4, so I ran an extra mile. We played "cat and mouse," with me catching up to them at times, only to have them skate away. It was nice having someone to run and talk with. They were such a cute couple, and probably about 16 years old. So #23 gray shirt teenage dude, and #14 teal shirt dudette, I thank-you. I felt faster than my split times indicated, but that's OK. With 13 days to go until the New York City Half Marathon, I'm finally feeling excited. I believe my running "mojo" is returning. I'm taking today off from running, but will do my exercise program. It's working, so I'm never going to stop doing them. Maybe I'll even find time to do some yoga. Tomorrow I'll attempt another road run, and see if I can do better running up "Hell Hill."

20 comments:

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Awesome progress, you're doing GREAT! Glad the cute young couple kept you going! :)

Julie said...

Hi Rick,
Woo hoo, you are doing great! You have nice splits, your legs are feeling loose and strong and you are a happy guy:) The mojo has returned, I love it! Rick, I hope that you have a wonderful Monday:)

Beth said...

That's a beautiful area to run! Congrats on the progress :)

Keri said...

Awesome progress...running gets so much better in the SPRING!

Adam Culp (Crazy Floridian) said...

I am new here, but looks like your are doing fine. Good job!

Yes, I also like when I have the chance to talk to others while running. I am not one to listen to music while running, but do like to talk.

NY Wolve said...

Good luck in the NY Half. I didn't get in this year, after getting in (and paying) for last 3 years and never running in it. Should be a better time of year and a great race.

Whitney said...

Hooray for running in SHORTS! That's the best!

EZEthan said...

Nice run... glad to hear you're getting you're "mojo" back. Those are the type of runs that remind us why we're out there running (and in your case enduring countless hours of rehab) in the first place .

Lisa said...

I love these posts. Reading about great runs makes me happy. Glad you are continuing with your stretching.

Hannah said...

Yay for running mojo! Glad you're on the mend and are feeling good! I hope you have a great 12 days! So exciting to be so close to race time!

onelittletrigirl said...

Seeing your progress is making me really hopeful. It is tough not to look at the negative but you definitely help me stay positive!

And don't worry, just because I am being nice doesn't mean I have lost my mind or anything...I am medicated :)

Teamarcia said...

Just found your blog! How great things are thawing out and spring is within sight! Sounds like you're getting some good runs in. Best of luck with your 1/2.

ajh said...

Sounds like you are doing great! Looks like a nice place to run.

Anne said...

Yay! Real glad you're feeling better...I just know you're gonna rock that half :)

Steel Springs said...

Awesome! I'm glad you're feeling so well! NYC Half here you come.

Staci Dombroski said...

Way to go!!! That is some great pacing :-)

Cynthia O'H said...

Glad you found your mojo. It sounds like you're heading to a great run in NY.

Kelly said...

Glad you are making progress! This weather is enough to really pump us up!

lindsay said...

you are really defying nemo ;)

i think if you can put a heart in your blog post you can embrace the "gorgeous blogger" award... just sayin'!

glad your running is going well!

Anais said...

You are doing AWESOME Rick!!!

I'm so excited for spring to be here as well!!! Like literally, thinking about spring and making me giddy. It makes me squeal with delight. We've actually been getting some really nice weather here (10 C), except for today of course.