It’s been one of those weeks, where talking about running seems trivial and yet so important in so many ways.
It’s obvious that running defines me. It almost always has, and I hope it always does.
The “loneliness of the long distance runner” was probably one of the things that attracted me to this sport in middle school, but it’s the community of runners that has kept me in this sport for some 24 years.
I’m grateful to every runner who’s path I’ve crossed and I’m especially grateful to the running community in NYC. You make my heart swell.
With some extra time on my hands to train, I’ve been making the most of my workouts this week. I can’t say I exactly stuck to my workout plan from last week, but I can say that I had some really great workouts.
I was able to finally find my rhythm while running alone. I’ve never been one to listen to music on my runs, but I’ve recently started taking my iPod with me. I’ve noticed it helps me shut out the chaos of Central Park on a sunny weekend day and helps me get into a zone that’s eluded me for some time.
I’m not sure I actually listen to the music, but there’s something about putting those ear-buds in my ears that helps transport me to another place. I give other things less attention and let my legs and lungs carry some of my stress away.
Say it, Do it!
- Mile Repeats
- 18 mile long run
- 2 easy runs (one short, one mid-distance)
- one spin class
- two days of core work
Do you run with music? How do you find your groove running solo after running with friends for so long?
Let me know in the comment section what workouts you’re committing to this week or if you’re doing your own SIDI it post this week leave me the link so I can check it out!