Wednesday, March 14, 2012
I'm A Little Teapot
Surely that title brought on a few puzzled looks.....most guys writing about running have very little in common with a teapot.
The other day I was singing the teapot song with my granddaughter and it made me think about my running this year....or should I say my running plans.
It really is a good analogy as my running plans are the steam created by heating the water. I am spouting with excitement and enthusiasm ......just waiting to be tipped up so the results can be poured out.
Even though I had a lackluster winter and couldn't seem to get much running in, I am charging into spring feeling fantastic and ready for some great performances. I am looking to do some faster races this year.
I don't know if it is the fact that I have trimmed down early this year, the lack of running this winter or perhaps the fact that I have no injuries, but it sure feels different this year than the last few. It may just be that my body needs some rest and when I have a heavy winter of running, I head into spring fatigued.
What ever the reason, I am stoked and even thinking about running a couple 5ks. There is no doubt in my mind that I will PR some races this year. That being said, I hope my body can deliver on my head's promise.......
3.1 mile semi fast pace run @ 25:41 (8:10 pace, 6:58 kick)
Catch breath after fast kick then 3.4 mile tempo run @31:18 (9:18 pace, 8:14 kick)
30 minute cooldown on bike.