The sun came back for a visit yesterday and was shining for pretty much the whole day. So as soon as my work was done, I laced up my new running shoes and took to the streets.
I wanted to see how they performed around my usual 10km circuit. After all, that’s where a lot of my bulk training happens. They felt really good at the start of the run and I quickly got into my stride. I wasn’t trying to push hard and get a good time. I was just circulating and keeping my legs working.
But I seemed to be running faster than normal, quite bit faster. I didn’t seem to be getting out of breath or anything. I didn’t feel I was pushing hard at all, so I just carried on. It wasn’t quite cruising, but it wasn’t so hard that I had to walk to catch my breath either.
I got to the 5km mark in 28 minutes and thought, “that’s pretty good”, especially since I wasn’t feeling like I was dying.
I carried on around the second half f the circuit at pretty much the same pace. I even ran all the way up and over the hill back into Newtown with no worries – hardly panting at all.
The shoes just kind of disappeared after a bit. I didn’t even think about them except when I was trying to dodge a stream of water from a burst water pipe. So I’m really happy with the way they are performing.
Even the run downhill was nice and easy and I felt in good control the whole way.
In the end it wasn’t a personal record or anything, but it was much faster than my usual comfortable run.
I seem to find this boost in performance happening after every ultra marathon that I do. I always seem to be able to go harder for longer with less effort.
So I’ll keep on with this circuit and a couple of other circuits for bit, and then kick back into the long runs again.
I have big plans for the summer so I’ll need good solid foundation for that.
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