Monday, 27 February 2012

Smooth as silk

Today was a day off and I was tasked with a number of jobs, to have a haircut and to prune the apple tree (a BIG job) so there was no running during the day but plenty of walking, climbing of ladders and sawing. The Delightful Mrs S has been out at work most of the day so I was even responsible for cooking the evening meal which was well received by all.

By 7.00pm I was liked a coiled spring, a panther pacing the hall for all I wanted to do was get out and get the wind on my legs again so off I trotted shorts, vest and my windproof and no Garmin at all, just my headtorch. I proceeded to go out for a wonderful, melodic, evenly paced run at complete recovery pace, the run was exactly as I have been training on the track, consistent, unstrained and relaxed.

I have come to learn that if my jaw is relaxed so are my shoulders and therefore my arms; if my fingers are loose and it looks like I am playing an invisible piano then I am unpressured. A lovely run tonight which is good news for Saturday

It is runs like this that prove the training is working

3 comments:

  1. Sounds like everything is just right. It's great to get a confidence boost like this.

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  2. When this event was first announced last year I did consider it but a bad achilles injury late last year put paid to that.

    Have a good run, it seems that the tapering has worked and you feel nice and relaxed.

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    1. Thanks Chris, smooth on the surface but getting a little twitchy under it now but that is to be expected. Pity as I would like to see you go through your paces.

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