Friday, April 13, 2012

In the Groove

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.  

1 comment:

  1. Eight Years, four months, and five days to be precise. :D