Runs for Wednesday, 2008-02-06

I ran twice yesterday, each for about 4.5 mi. First in the morning:

Morning treadmill run for Wednesday, 2008-02-06

Then again in the evening:

Evening outside run for Wednesday, 2008-02-06

I think they show very dramatically how much more control you can have over your speed on the treadmill (duh). But at the same time, I think that may be a double-edged sword. That is, I find myself accelerating too quickly on the treadmill, which wears me out faster and limits my total distance. Whereas, when I’m running outside I have a much better sense of if I’m sprinting or if I’m in the run for the long-haul.

I know that many more serious runners can tell you exactly how fast they are running by how their heart is beating or what their stride feels like … but I’m not there yet.

By Rick Osborne

I am a web geek who has been doing this sort of thing entirely too long. I rant, I muse, I whine. That is, I am not at all atypical for my breed.