Saturday Morning Training Run
This morning I woke up and thought I’d take it easy and give my left hamstring a break. I then turned on the tube and saw the movie “Prefontaine” on Showtime Extreme at 6 am. Of course my eyes were peeled to the screen and seconds later I felt the itch.
Luckily, DC Capital Striders has a Saturday morning run minutes from my home. I hop out of bed, grab my favorite running gear, and made the quick trip to Mcdonald’s to fuel up on oatmeal, which surprisingly is pretty darn good. I then headed to the W & OD Trail in Vienna, VA near the caboose to meet up with Erica W and John L. My garmin was ready to go, heart monitor attached, some orange flavored Gu brand chomps in my pocket and my Ipod shuffle on hand.
Today’s run consisted of 7 1/2 miles at an average pace of 9 1/2 minutes per mile. I am signed up for the Marine Corps Marathon in the fall running for one of my favorite charites, High Cloud Foundation.
Tip of the day: Make sure your Ipod has power before you roll out the door. Mine died within the first few minutes of my run leaving me motivated to the sounds of birds chirping and Zip wheels passing me on the trail while hearing “on your left”. On this day, I wasn’t saying, “on your left”, I was hearing it.
Stay tuned to this blog for updates on training for distance runs, various endurance events, and tips and tricks on being a better endurance athlete, and opportunites to serve and participate in various local fitness/endurance events.