Finally, after nine months of seeing someone out running in the nearby housing development and with me always saying “mornin’!”, I have been acknowledged!
The other runner said “Hello”. Amazing. I feel like I’ve finally warn them down. Hehehe.
Today’s rearranged schedule called for a six mile tempo run with four miles @7:39 pace. Mission accomplished.
Anyhoooo, it was a good run and I feel like I can handle the speed again. A couple of weeks ago I was worried the tempo workouts were set too fast.
As for some techniques, I’ve been employing a couple of things that I read lately and they seem to help so I thought I’d put them in here:
1) when using your arms to ‘power you faster’ put the emphasis on the push backwards as this helps thrust you forwards, and
2) think about leading with your big toe while you are running. This seems to have helped me to stop rolling my foot quite so much. The wear on my shoes seems a little tempered since I’ve employed this technique.
Good stuff. Now to get a warm shower as it was 7F (real and actual) today.
Have a good one!