Today I had a pretty uneventful day. We didn’t see any patients, so I worked on the billing for the month of September. Not very fun, and it can be frustrating. Medical billing is ridiculous and tedious – it’s not difficult, it’s just a very detail oriented position. I was definitely ready to run by time I left the office.
I had 5 miles on my schedule and I was ready to rock them. I waited until about 6:30, so the sun would be on it’s way down, and the temperature would be cooling off a little.
I had no real goals for my run today, I just set out to run and hopefully maintain a decent pace. I felt awesome right off the bat. I focused on my form today.
When I long run on Saturday’s with David he gives me some pointers on good form. I can’t remember everything, but today I focused on keeping my head up, hips forward, and shoulders relaxed, with the occasional deep breath through my nose and a big exhale.
The big deep breath, with a big exhale really helps me to relax my shoulders and focus on form. Another thing that I have trouble with is looking down. I’m always looking down, but today I noticed a big difference when I was looking up and focused on where I was running. My whole body just felt more relaxed. Here is a article from Runner’s World about form.
I’d say this was a pretty spectacular run with each mile a teeny bit faster than the last.
I’m oddly excited about my long run this weekend. Florida is showing it’s bipolar-ness this week – the temps are supposed to start cooling off again so we should have a cool(er) Saturday morning!
I’m trying to decide whether or not I should attempt my long run in my new shoes. I wasn’t planning on it, but if I do all of my weekday runs in them, I think they will be broken in enough to do my long run. I think. I’m nervous to attempt a 13 mile run in them.
What do you think?
Long run in them?
Long run in adrenalines?