I hope everyone had a fun and active National Running Day. I logged my 3 miles on the treadmill. I would call my workout another recovery run. I took it really easy. As I started getting warmed up, I could feel my legs itching to go a bit faster. So, I let them. But not too fast. It was kind of like riding a horse and the horse wants to take off in a gallop, but you know that you need to hold it back so that it doesn't over do it. My legs wanted to gallop last night, but I knew that they still had a bit of recovering to do from my half marathon. So I just let them out a little bit. Tonight I have a 4 miler scheduled and I might let them go a bit harder. Of course, my fast pace is most people's recovery pace. :-) But I'm okay with that.
Thereally newsworthy item from National Running Day was the surprise that Tim had for me when I got home. His C25K program had him running 2.75 miles yesterday. Monday he was also supposed to do 2.75, but he ended up doing 2.9 miles and I think he surprised himself. Last night (wait for it....) he ran a 5K!!! I am so stinkin' proud of him that I can't help but get a huge goofy grin on my face every time I think of it. And, he ran it at a pretty decent pace. I remember my first treadmill 5K (less than a year ago) and my pace was agonizingly slow. He wants to finish his Cheese Days 5K in under 30 minutes (my time last year was 30:06) and I think he is going to smoke it!
So, the point of this post is that Tim actually ran further than I did yesterday. And I'm okay with that!