When I was ready, I set out on a familiar route, with so many things on my mind...
keep my head up and level
lead with my core, keeping my pelvis lifted and torso in C shape
make sure my feet are pointing straight ahead
keep my shoulders down
make sure I am not striding out too far
So many things to think about, and the time just flew by. After about half an hour I realized I hadn't thought about a walk break, and unless doing a LSR, I normally do them in a run 9 minutes/walk 1 minute pattern. I decided not to bother with them today, as I was on the home uphill stretch and wouldn't need one.
And I started to forget thinking all those technical thoughts, too, and just really enjoyed the last few minutes of my run.
When I got back to the house I quickly downed a couple of glasses of water and then made a wonderful smoothie to enjoy while I stretched.
banana, soy milk, vanilla, Nutella
W3 R36 W4
4.65 km on Map My Run
stretch 5 minutes
The Captain is supposed to bring my 8 lb dumbbells with him when he returns today so will look forward to putting an upper body workout together...
Do you practise a particular running technique?
Do you drink milk? Dairy? Soy? Almond? Rice?
And an update... several hours later, my legs feel great and no knee pain. I think this is gonna be a conversion for me!