Tonight was one of those nights that I couldn't wait to get home and run because when it's cloudy with a light breeze and temps are barely cracking 100 that means the running gods are smiling down on me Still the humidity was up there and there was also a chance of rain.
Not hesitating when I hot home I was changed, loosened up and on the road for an easy 4+ miles. Even though the temps were lower, since I'm back to running at a max of 132 bpm, the pace was going to be down there too. But an hour running is an hour running and the only thing that matters is keeping the HR down.
I really need to get into the habit of walking the first quarter or so to bring the HR up slower because I was already into the mid 120s before I even hit the half mile mark. Have to get the muscles up to speed slowly.
The amazing thing about the run was how much I was in the now. We all know how our minds can tend to drift especially at the slower paces but tonight I was locked into it; with very few exception I was totally focused on the task at hand. No boredom or frustration, no thinking about this or that, my only concern was my breathing, HR and my form to some extent. Everything else was going to have to wait.
The miles may have been slow but they were quality and my HR never once got over 132 bpm. Put this bad boy in the win column. It even started to rain just as I was finishing up.
So another month is behind me but there are plenty of miles still ahead. I'll be kicking off July with an easy 30 minute run and am looking forward to adding another brick to the foundation.
June total - 119.5 miles