|Maybe I should have thought this out|
Today’s run (street): 3.3 miles
Despite having my Garmin GPS, heart rate monitor and foot pod on my run today, I felt like a purist. That’s because I chose not to use the metronome app. Instead, I tried to meet my targeted cadence only by feel. Like the old joke about hitting yourself in the head with a hammer because it feels so good when you stop, today’s run felt extra peaceful without all that beeping.
This change seemed to pay off, as I hit 87 SPM just by focusing on a brisk cadence. I felt some awkwardness in my gait for the first 20 minutes of the run, but still achieved a mid-9:00 pace in the process. I’ll take that for now. I think I understand how much harder I’ll need to push to get more improvement.
Things have gotten busier in terms of work and I spent much of the day on my laptop. I did take a break before lunch and got a flu shot a the local pharmacy. Although the CDC claims that flu shots don’t make you ill, last year I felt very run down a couple of days after getting mine. I really hope that was just a coincidence. But if I have any bad workouts later in the week, I’ll know what to blame.