Ran 1.8 Pace 10.6 min/mile
50 crunch/25 leg/10 push
I felt better tonight than yesterday. I thought i was going faster, and i was, but not as fast as i thought. No worries. I am not trying to reach a specific pace, just monitoring what i am doing. My legs did feel better. The tightness i have been experiencing is in a weird spot, the lower outside section of my quads. I have not figured out how to stretch there. I keep trying, but i don’t feel it until i run…
I have been trying Kelly’s Chi Running. I like it and think that it is a good long term move. The only real problem i am having is that when i do focus on shifting my center of gravity a little forward, i end up running faster than i feel ready for. I think this could be related to the fluctuation in my pace from pre-Chi running to post-Chi running. I feel like i am going faster, getting pulled along by gravity, but i fight it – which results in some weird pacing…I don’t know. We shall see with time.
I stopped a little sooner than expected due to a slowly developing stitch in my side. If i had been under 1.5, i probably would have kept running. Over 1.5 i decided to stop and fast walk on to the house. The stitch went away quickly and i feel fine and am breathing well.
Quick side note about an added benefit of not smoking or drinking coffee: My Teeth Are Getting Whiter!