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60 minute runs.

Did a 60 minute run tonight, without the garmin!  I ran about 7 miles.  The garmin is a cool tool, but the novelty of it is wearing off for me.  It was nice to just leave the house with my good ol’ trusty Timex Ironman watch.  I was looking to see my pace, or what mileage I was at, I was just running.

Anyways it was a wet and rainy run, I love running in the rain, but of the conditions matter.  Tonight it was about 32 degrees and raining, and very nice run.  I wore my sprints, without socks,  stepping some massive puddles, the cold actually felt good on my feet.

I am really digging running for 60 minutes during my weekly runs, it you gives you a lot options, you can do some fartleks, tempo runs, hills, or whatever.   To be honest I am doing neither of those, except for the hills, I live in a somewhat hilly area but not complaining, I love running hills, which technically is your speed work as well.   But running 60 minutes during the weekly runs really gives me a relaxed way of training for this second marathon, I am not tied down to a “cookie cutter” plan, or a slave to be told what to run on what day, and for how long.

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  1. That’s cool. I’ve recently discovered the fun of the Garmin watch, and I’m not ready to let it go, at all. And I have never understood the concept of running in the rain…I think I’ll have to try it sometime.

    Posted by T.R.Leigh | February 7, 2011, 6:42 PM

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