No, this is not a blog post about a wonderfully fast speed workout or some kind of amazing long run. It’s about one of those runs I almost never do any more. You know, the ones without feedback in the form of garmin.
Garmin needed charging, so I headed out on my three mile loop with no electronics. I just ran. I planned to go nice and easy, but it ended up being more of a fartlek. I would occasionally get deep in thought and then realize that I was really pushing it. I also had to do some sprinting to catch lights before they changed. All in all, it was a pretty good run and it cleared my head which was the most important thing.
Do you ever run just to run? Or is every run about a goal and carefully logged? Some days I dream about going back to the days before my first race where I used to just go out to run. I didn’t run for speed, I didn’t run for distance. I ran 30-40 minutes to clear my head and stay fit. In some ways, I liked running a lot better back then. Back then, I wouldn’t be contemplating yet another 10 mile run in pouring rain. Yeah, back then definitely had its good points…
UPDATE: So, I wrote this post early this morning, but didn’t get a chance to post it. Why? Because my kids decided to throw my life for a loop. Jones woke up with a stomach ache. I managed to get him to go to school long enough to take his economics test. While he was there, I ran 3.9 miles. I literally jumped off the treadmill and went back to pick him up. I’m hoping for a double today, but if not, whatever. I’ll get those miles in someday. ;o)