Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Listen To The Birds

A true sign of spring. I didn't notice last week. They were in full force this morning as I had a chance to listen while stretching on the front step. The birds singing are a true sign of spring and the weather that lies before us. I love this time of year. Crisp air. The sun beaming over the tree tops. The birds answering each other in rhythm and rhyme. If you take the time to listen, they are truly marvelous to listen to. The birds I don't care to listen to, as I'm sure they are not singing out of pure joy rather, an annoying "caw", are the crows. Before I had the chance to listen to birds I had some work to do.

Monday I was very pleased with the way my legs felt considering the way I felt most of Sunday afternoon. It could have been a combination of things but I tried to pay attention to some serious stretching throughout the day. I managed to run the Woodland, Vermilion loop and add a bit to UMD.
1:01:17 8 miles (7:40 pace)

This morning I had the pleasure of hitting some faster paces on the track and test out the legs. The plan called for some 400's at 5K pace.
Once I did a warm up I made my way to the UMD track and hit 8 X 400 meters that averaged about 1:17, did a couple of 200's and did my warm down. Overall, a good run.

warm up: 23:36 3 miles
8 X 400 at 5K pace (5:05-5:10)
2 X 200 meters
warm down: 22:32 3 miles
total: 1:06:50 9.4 miles

*third day of running in the Brooks Launch. 10/10!! I love them. No foot pain either.

1 comment:

Julie said...

Hi Gregg,
I totally agree about the birds:) I can even hear them as I am getting out of bed:) Woo hoo, the birds are back!! Nice job on the eight miler:)