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.