5.01.2005

No stop

Saturday was as hot as summer blazes down here so I was pushing to get out early. Since the rescue squad came by at 430 to attend to a neighbor, I was certainly up early enough. Lack of adequate sleep aside, I opted not to run the river again. I'll save that for another weekend and beach escape. It just wasn't the week to go for tranquil and serene. I had a mission unrelated to the environment to work on this time out.
I ran my 6-mile Lake Virginia circuit expecting to run into runners in a popular 5K race (every finisher receives a tree to take home and plant). My timing was a little off and I saw the last of the racers strolling back to the start area (it was a point to point race requiring a bus ride or walk back to the carpark).
When I began my run I thought I would go easy and forever. I had that sort of mindset: just not stop running. I followed my route and missed the 1-mile mark for lap timing while my mind wandered. I caught myself and beeped in for the rest of the markers. With the last mile ahead of me, I saw that my time was pretty darned good. I thought about Mark's POSE stride and worked to lift my legs more. I scurried on home and was pleasantly surprised to see I had set my #3 PR time for that circuit. It's always been a tough top ten PR time to crack these days. I was quicker when I was younger. Needless to say I was elated with the time while everything else in my head just bounced along for the ride.

4 comments:

brent said...

thx for the kind words david! all of you guys keep talking about POSE lately...i'm gonna have to go check out what that is exactly.

Wil said...

Sounds like a good run! Nice job!

And I've tried the POSE method but I think I keep messing it up somehow - my knees always hurt afterwards...maybe just the adjustment to something new???

Mia Goddess said...

Rachel said she was doing the 5k with the trees! Awesome run. It's cool that you keep track of your best times even when you're not officially in a "race". I might just have to do that for after The Egg, because I do happen to find such things motivational.

Rachel said...

Sorry we didn't see you on the race course! It was a fun race-- but your route sounds really nice, too...