A thing called running

Pam said it best… muckymucks.

So your tuna fact of today is that in 2005, the total amount of imported tuna was 450.1 million pounds, so sayeth NOAA in their Fisheries of the US report.

I thought it was 10 days, then I realized that it was more like 12 days, but now looking at my log, it has been 13 days since I have ran! at all! I was not expecting that… 3 days is quite a bit of time in the world of running, especially when you haven’t been doing it. So, I am contemplating running the 5k this weekend. Not only would it be a little difficult and I might not have a pleasant time, I didn’t mail in the registration form, so I will have to pay full price $20.

But, when I look at the race schedule, there is nothing until the April 14th (which has its own problems!). So I could do race running on my own, but it doesn’t replace the race and the race conditions. All my races lately have been long distances, it’s been 6 months since my last 5k. So, I think that if my babysitting holds, I am going to race. If it doesn’t then I will just run on my own.

Today’s run was absolutely beautiful! It was 62F and gorgeous to run through Market Square. It was the first day that I had short sleeves and wasn’t cold at all. Since I knew that it was 10 days (and a little more) since I had last run, I wanted to run a slow tempo run. Slow tempo in the fact that you are concentrating as in a regular tempo run, but without being winded during the run.

So my slow tempo run worked out pretty well. My overall time was 35:17 for 4 miles, which is a 8:49 mile or so. My first mile was in 8:00 minutes and if it had been a 5k race, I might have been able to keep that pace, but since I wasn’t racing, I decided to take walk breaks every now and then. So all in all it was a good run, especially since my absence from running.

About planet3rry

I'm a husband, father and runner in the Knoxville area. I love the way that running makes me feel and how it has changed my thinking. I am always looking for the new PR whether in the 5k or the marathon