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Bay Area Running Boot Camp - Day 9

8/3/10

Bay Area Running Boot Camp - Day 9

 In the "What have I gotten myself into category!" I'm catching up on my post for running boot camp with Greg Durham. We are "technically" off this week but I know myself and my body enough to know that if I took a week off it would be like starting over.

Today I took on the slow out and fast in run at my favorite track Dow Park. I like it there because I know it's a one mile track, I don't worry about falling into holes and I can hold my head up the entire loop. I have this habit of watching the ground when I run, that's not good.

The slow out was great, I had my breathing under control and just focused on my cadence. I'm not a fast runner but given the right pace I can handle a pretty good distance. I'm not sure what that is yet but I'm going to try that on Saturday. It was HOT!

After I made it one mile (13:27) I headed to the bathroom and came back for water. I tried a little stretching in between. I think I had about a 5 minute break. I started the second mile which is suppose to be faster. This is so much harder for me because I lose my breathing which effects my form. I just tried to keep my focus on breathing from the diaphragm and fast cadence. By the time I hit the end I was ready to walk because I just kept falling out of form but I finished (12:27). I was sooooooooooooooooooo excited. I shaved a whole minute off. I'll take it! Even though my calves were on fire I made it and with better than expected results. I'm happy with that.




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