“A person should set his goals as early as he can and devote all his energy and talent to getting there. With enough effort, he may achieve it. Or he may find something that is even more rewarding. But in the end, no matter what the outcome, he will know he has been alive.” - Walt Disney

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Ramping Up and Amping Up

Today was a good day.  A small group of my Galloway Group friends that are also running MCM have been meeting here in the neighborhood to run the trails to ramp up to our first group run at the end of May.  Not only are we increasing mileage, but we're also amping up our run/walk intervals to increase our speed.

This morning we had 4 miles on the schedule.  And we bumped up to 90:60 run/walk intervals.  I was a little concerned about bumping up to the slightly longer run interval because after slacking off so much this spring, even the 1:1's I've been doing recently have been more difficult than I'd like to admit.  But we decided we'd take it very slow and easy and just concentrate on the longer run interval, not on our speed.

Thanks to the fun of running with friends, the miles went by fairly painlessly, and before I knew it we were done!  4 miles at 90:60 intervals - yay!  I even joined one friend in another short 1.5 mile loop to walk her dog after we finished.  As much as I wanted to just stay in bed this morning, it's always a good feeling when I'm done.

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