The snow is still thick on the ground, although most of the pavements are clear, my legs still hurt a bit from swimming (when I wrote my rather boastful swimming blog I was still on a high, next day I could feel it !) so had decided not to go out running today, I deserve a day off, been cross training and swimming everyday while it is too snowy too run.
Then next thing I know I am actually putting my running gear on, not actually intending to go out or anything, just putting it on. But wait, where are you going? Out the door 5 minute warm up walk and bam, we're off!!
My best run so far, for the first time I really enjoyed it while I was actually doing it, and I mean every step. Normally I can just about convince myself I feel ok for the first mile or so but today big grin in place and felt like I was floating rather than plodding down the pavement (you know what I mean). For the first time my second mile pace was quicker than my first normally it drops off a lot! It was still 32 mins and 3.06 miles (my last run was 32 mins 3.05 miles) but on a much harder route with hills and ice, at one point my legs were going like a cartoon without hardly moving forward due to a particularly icy hill.
I wish I knew what happened, I would like every run to be like this. How do we bottle that "good run out the blue" feeling? I am going to try and find out and make my fortune!