Friday’s Run (10/15/10)
I’m full of half-marathon excitement for my good friend JD, who is running the Detroit Half-Marathon tomorrow morning. Good luck, JD! Have fun and run a great race! (And above, I’m showing some school spirit, as JD and I are both Albion College alums. Go Brits!)
Knowing that JD’s half is tomorrow makes my own half-marathon seem real, as opposed to the vaguely dreamy plan that it’s been for the last few months. I see that registration for the Armadillo Dash is now open, which is exciting. Also exciting was my 30-minute run on Friday evening, the second 30-minute long run before I bump things up to 40 minutes. Last night’s run was fantastic; I really felt like I was flying. My pace was steady and even, and I only felt some fatigue in the last 5-10 minutes, and even that was just a little, not even enough to slow me down (I think). I base all of these assessments on the feel of the run; since I run by time, I don’t know what my real pace was, but I do know that my easy pace is somewhere between 9 and 10 minutes per mile.
I finished the run and for the first time in a long time, I actually felt a runner’s high. It was awesome. I think I’m starting to feel like a real runner again. 40 minutes, I am ready for you. Bring it.