Thursday, July 14, 2011

Back on Pace

"You have to wonder at times what you're doing out there. Over the years, I've given myself a thousand reasons to keep running, but it always comes back to where it started. It comes down to self-satisfaction and a sense of achievement."

After taking a few days off from training, I'm finally back to it. I had to rest up to get over a few areas that have been bothering me, but I'm now back in action and feeling better than ever. On Tuesday, I rode a stationary bike for a half hour and did a weight lifting circuit. The two moves I did for legs were lunges and leg extensions, both of which I haven't done in a while. Yesterday, I got back to Riverview Park and did an easy trail loop that was around 3 1/2 miles with rolling hills. My average mile was 8:30, so it was a decent run.

The quote at the top is by one of my favorite athletes and role models- Steve Prefontaine. For those of you who don't know him, do yourself a favor and read a bit about him here or watch a movie about him, I'd recommend Fire on the Track. His outlook on running has inspired me throughout the years, not only in my training but also in life. He pushed himself to the limit in every way to become the best person he can possibly be, which is always what I strive to do. His quotes are a great source of inspiration and power to me, and I hope it'll help others too!

I'm working on creating a new layout and format for this blog, all this text isn't really working for me-I want it to be more about the actual runs and courses! Hopefully I'll have something soon :)

Pittsburgh Marathon: 296 days
7/12 Workout: 30 min cardio 1 hour Full Body Conditioning
7/13 Workout: 3.52 miles/30:10

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