I haven't run since Saturday's hike to Weavers Needle. So tonight Buster and I headed out for a few miles in our neighborhood. On a side not, besides the fun run last Thursday, my last actual road run was on the 9th, that is 2 weeks ago. Ive really been putting in some good trail runs and some really good elevation gain.
Tonights run ended up being 3.72 miles. I felt bad because a lot of my runs lately have been super early in the morning and Buster has not been attending. Due to this, his endurance was greatly impacted and he was struggling today. So we took some walking breaks here and there to make sure I wasnt running him into the ground.
So a couple take aways from tonights casual run:
1) Old man softball is actually more work than one would think. Right now Mrs Schlub and I play together in our Church league on Saturday nights then I play with a bunch of buddies on Sunday nights. Well running around the bases has definitely taken its toll on my legs. I guess I can count that as speed training lol.
2) The elevation gain and trail runs are really working great for my endurance. During the periods that Buster and I were actually running tonight, I was easily maintaining a pace between 8:30 and 9:00 min per mile. Not out of breath at all and the pace felt completely comfortable. On sore legs, I'll take that any day of the week.
Anybody got out of the ordinary cross training activities that help with your speed work??
- I'm totally counting old man softball as speed training!!
Hello, thank you for joining me along my journey of becoming a Runner! I've always been an active guy, played sports in high school and continued into adult recreation sports after high school. As I started my family and found a career, the activity level slowly decreased. Well my Fiance had enough of our lazy ways and started on the Weight Watchers program and completely overhauled our daily meals. Step 2 was getting more active, so we decided to JOG our annual Juvenile Diabetes charity walk and actually enjoyed the activity. The month following the charity walk, we signed up for our first official 5K and had an absolute blast. From that point forward I have officially been BIT by the running bug and this is my journey to becoming a RUNNER!