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29 October 2010

2nd run…different than the 1st

I geared up on a nice fall afternoon. Mid 50’s, cool breeze, nice autumn sun. Plugged in my phone to listen to some music while I ran. I want to be somewhat distracted so as not to focus too much on what I’ve chosen to do to my body. Half-way through that little voice showed […]

I geared up on a nice fall afternoon. Mid 50’s, cool breeze, nice autumn sun. Plugged in my phone to listen to some music while I ran. I want to be somewhat distracted so as not to focus too much on what I’ve chosen to do to my body.
Half-way through that little voice showed up with a bull-horn, shouting, “YOU DON”T NEED TO DO THIS!” Thankfully, I didn’t listen; instead I took Sven’s advice and looked ahead and replied, “I’ve walked this way with the kids, it’s not to far, I’ll make it.” And I did.
I’m finding that having used Google Earth to plot running courses for specific distances has been really encouraging. Most of the running paths are in the neighbourhood where we’ve walked or biked.
The other upside is that my legs and lungs don’t hurt as much after the second run as much as they did after the first.
Time: 2km in 12:50. It may not match what experienced runners can do, but it’s a lot better than I thought it would be.
Questions: What constitutes good running form? I kept my head up and kept it from bobbing and weaving.
Also, what are a good set of stretches to do after running?
Monday bring run number 3.

About Kai

I am a 40-something English teacher who recently strapped on running shoes (to actually run in) since running cross country in middle school.

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