Today I ran 30 minutes on the treadmill at a burnin’ pace while watching the Olympic women’s 100m competition on TV (what fantastic inspiration!) It was a darn good run. It could be that I haven’t run for a while, so my legs are super fresh and felt wonderful, or it could be that all the leg work in the weight room is doing me good. Or probably a little of both. I wound up ecstatic after this run, just like after Wednesday’s swim. It seems to happen when I get towards the end of my energy stores and start to bonk a little but keep going. (Time to reconsider my fueling, since this keeps happening– though I like the high. Whee!)
I had planned on running a little longer, but my ipod decided to crash and not load the nike+ app. I can’t run while fiddling with the darn thing, so I just walked for 10 minutes while I rebooted it over and over. Ah, technology. Eventually it sorted itself out and I got going.
Curiosity of the day: Lots of running advisers say to run at “conversation effort”. I’m not one for chatting during my workouts anyway, but talking while running sounds really weird to me. How does that even work? I feel like talking would get in the way of breathing.