Yeah, GruveB, is said, “Groovy B.” It’s a nickname from my days in the military.
That’s where I find myself now, in a groove. While the streak is just 9 days, it’s my longest. I’ve run or ridden each of the past 9 days. I’ve run the past 5 in a row.
I guess I’m now able to adjust my level of intensity better. Now, running 3 to 5 miles at a 9 to 10 minute pace is easy and relaxing. Because of a few minor injuries, most of my runs in 2012 have been of this nature. Before, if I was running without some certain level of perceived intensity I felt like I was wasting my time.
Also, I start each run with a patient mile…slow, no matter how I feel. Then, if I feel like I’m ready, I’ll run hard for a while.
It’s been a good practice to decide whether or not to run hard after feeling it out instead of because I thought it was a good idea while sitting on the couch.
Before each run I still do sets of lunges and one-legged squats. I have cut back the pushups from 5 sets of 50 per day to 2 sets of 50, but I do the pushups a lot slower. I’ll switch that up in a few weeks again, maybe do longer sets. Either way, between those and pull-ups, my abs are SOLID. :D
Last thing, a picture I came across from my brother’s wedding about 8 years ago or so.