Nice and easy

Today´s run was an easy 1h. Everyday, after I wake up, I wonder how easy this morning run will be. TheEd (my mentor on Time-to-Run) recommends that an easy run for me would be one with an average heart rate around 145-140. It means running at a 6:15/km – 6:30/km pace. Very easy, right?

Today I was apprehensive because yesterday I was feeling tired and instead of the usual 1h I ran 45 minutes. I was probably tired because of the gym workout the day before (it was very warm then).

When I left home, I quickly noticed that it would be a good day. Heart rate was low even after a short hill on the way to the park. Kept checking if it was still low and “speed up” a bit, reaching the 6:15/km most of the time.

Runs like this keep me hoping that my body is adapting to morning runs. One short step at a time, but always forward.

Feb 10th – 1h easy – Day17
9,5km at 6:19/km / AHR:146
Temp: 23C at 6:30am

It´s been 2 years

Now I realized that tomorrow (Feb 4th) is 2 years since my first post at Time-to-Run. I had never been coached before. I was a runner, I mean, I used to put my shoes and hit the road and run depending on how I was felling. One day I had the idea of looking for a training program.  With Google to help me I started my search, trying in Portuguese and in English. Going through the results, I found Time-to-Run 10k programs. Digging a little more, found the Forum area.  Read a few threads and decided to create my own to follow the program and TheEd´s advice.

Two years later, hundreds of Kms behind me, I improved a lot as a runner. But I want more, much more. I´ve just started my running career. 2 years is just the beginning.

You can follow my thread clicking here.