4 mile run. Done. I've been reading MLK for inspiration, peace of mind and lessons for the way forward. Onward!
Today, two days after the 2016 Presidential election, I am still trying to figure out what ground I am standing on. Is this earth? What country is this? Who are we? Donald J. Trump was elected President of the United States of America.
I'm in a thrilling place with my running practice. Taking my run off-road onto the field, backwoods and expansive open fields that are all around me has set my spirit free! The run is harder, yet my body does not feel the brunt of the impact. I feel myself getting stronger. I've been researching the benefits of grass running. I will continue to train this way for the half marathon I have coming up in December.
It seems that a run across the Newburgh Beacon Bridge last weekend caused me to have an epiphany as it relates to my running. That PR 2.42mi @ 9:46 pace (personal record) had me thinking that I should begin to incorporate speed drills into my running practice. So, I've been running 2 mile interval drills. It's all new to me and so very far from my normal and very natural Zen approach to my running. However, my Vo2 Max has been rising in the process. I will write more about this later. In the meantime, I read an article about Ida Neeling, a 100 year old runner and record holder of the fastest time for an American Woman age 95-99 in the 60 meter dash! I am in awe. I am so inspired by Ida Neeling!