Sunday, August 17, 2008

Fast Four...six days to go...

Last night, by the fire, my husband and I were talking about running. He was a runner in highschool and even though he has been out for almost 10 years now (had to get that in there), he still has some good pointers. He was telling me how I incorrectly hold my body while I am running. He said that I am too stiff, hold my hands too high, and my posture is off...basically, I am all messed up. He told me that instead of thinking about how I am swinging my feet forward, I should be thinking about my backward motion. It all sounded like too much work...too uncomfortable. But, he said that if I try that stuff, I could possibly knock 30 seconds off of my mile.

This morning, I went out and ran four miles. I was determined to give those pointers a try. It was exhausting and about the most uncomfortable for my body. I guess it paid off a little. I ran 4 miles in 34 minutes. That's about a 8:30 minute pace. I must say though, I don't think I could have gone any further unless I went back to my old way. It was interesting to try though.

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