Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.
– Martin Luther King, Jr.
Last night after taking A few days off to heal my blood blister and ran what I had named “the dreaded 20 minutes”. I realized I gave these minutes more worry then I should have. Last night taking all the advice I have been given from other people I know who run and MuddyJ.com who has allowed me to pick his brain on breathing/Pace/Gate, this made my run a whole lot easier. I kept waiting for the stitching pain in my sides or for my blister to start yelling “STOP” or something hell, I was even keeping an eye out for falling satellites in the sky. None of these things happened, well except for the skunk I almost ran over. Now my story is not as great as MuddyJ’s No Shoes=No Problem….. story, more of a “thank god I zigged instead of zagged” story. Ever since I was advised to run with a fore foot strike and not the dreaded heal strike and controlling my pace, breathing and not to sound like a man running in fear I have become very ninja like!
So here I am feeling great, back straight and arms going like a train piston, I see a big crack in the side walk and sidestep it, that is when I seen the skunk with his rump in the air ready to fire. I am quite confident if I did not see that crack and zigged, my zag would have me bathing in tomato juice and Mrs Junk making me sleep outside. I think I will bring my headlamp next I run at night to advertise me from a bit further back.
So my run felt good, although I am confused because on week 6 day 1 They have me doing 5 min then rest, 8 min then rest and a final 5 min then rest? I guess they have there reason for it, maybe they don’t want your body stressing out to much to fast. I am looking forward to tomorrows run though 😀