Last night I had a work function and didn’t get a chance to write, but I’m so happy to report that I had a lovely first official training run yesterday morning! I only had to get 3 miles in, so I was able to sleep just a little longer than I usually do before a workout, and with such beautiful weather I was able to run outside.
I have to listen to music when I run and I’m always stealing from other people’s playlists. Yesterday, though, I took a departure from my normal songs and just listened to the Rent soundtrack. Growing up in Connecticut, we used to go to the city all the time to see Broadway shows, so I definitely have a thing for showtunes. I made a mental note of which track I stopped on and will pick it up there the next time I’m in the mood for a musical!
Instead of keeping up with my run/walk ratio (normally I like a 6:1 but for the marathon I’ll be doing a 5:1 with my training group), I just ran without stopping and without tracking my splits. I know the distance was right because I’ve run along the Lake so often, so all I had to worry about was turning around at the right time and making sure I didn’t slow down on the return trip – had to get to work, after all! It’s so liberating to run without looking at my watch every few minutes to track where I am – but that being said, it’s easy to do it for 3 miles; with longer distances I’m pretty much glued to my ratio.
Anyway, a great training run and more to come!