Talented Darlin’ Rae tagged me to answer some questions about running:
1) Location: Trail, Road, or Indoors?
Definitely roads. That’s what I run on most often. I particularly like to run in parks and on bike paths where there is no traffic. I think trails are scenic but I am clumsy so I have to run slow. And I really do not enjoy the treadmill AT ALL.
2) Time of Day: Morning, Noon, or Evening?
If I didn’t work, it would be morning. I run better in the morning because I have more energy. When it’s warm, I sometimes drag myself out of bed and run before work. But I do work and it’s cold and dark in the morning and so it’s in the evening that I choose to run.
3) Weather: Sunshine, Mild or Hot?
I love sunshine. I prefer hot to cold but MILD is ideal with no humidity and no wind.
4) Fuel: Before, After, and sometimes during?
Before a run, if it is morning, I usually have oatmeal. After work, I eat a protein bar. If I am running long, I bring GU with me. Afterwards, I love to have chocolate milk.
5) Accessories: Music, Watch & More?
Sometimes I run with music but lately, it’s been just my thoughts. I always bring my iPhone and use the Nike+ app for distance. In a race, I use my Garmin 205 for time & pace.
6) Rewards: Food, Wine, or …?
It depends on the time of day. But I often use a Starbucks frappuccino or soft ice cream as a reward.
7) Type of run: Long, tempo, intervals, hill repeats, progression, or recovery/easy?
I love easy runs. That’s what I do usually. When I am training, I do long runs on the weekend. Occasionally I run intervals and then I use the track.
I’m supposed to tag 7 people to answer these questions, so here you go Masters Bloggers:
- Running Over the Hill
- Ho Ho Runs
- Age Groups Rock
- My Journey to Fit
- 2014 and Beyond!
- Barking Mad About Running
- We Run Disney
Today spring finally arrived. (Too bad it wasn’t here yesterday for my race.)
As I mentioned yesterday, I bailed on my post-race run because it was just too damn cold and windy.
Today the weather was perfect so I invited myself on the last 5 miles of my friend Judy’s long run.
We agreed on the Corning Bike path for a change of pace.
There were lots of bikers and runners but still a very peaceful place to run.
We have a different style but it seems to work. She runs at a steady slower pace so when I want to speed up, I stop and take pictures and then run to catch up.
I ran about 5.5 miles and felt great. I could have run more but then again, I need to have my legs fresh for my half marathon in 6 days. And I have my running group tomorrow night.
After we were done, we walked back to a scenic part of the trail so Judy could take pics of me wearing my new SkirtSports skirt. As an Ambassador, I needed one wearing their clothes.
I think Judy did great. I am undecided. I still may use one of my older race ones.
Happy Running! If you’re not tagged, pick a question to answer in the comments! Which pic of me would you choose?