Day 1 of week 2. This morning was dare I say….easy. That is in comparison to what my long run on Saturday was. When I say a “long” run it kind of makes me giggle because well to most 4.3 miles is not really a long run. But to me it felt like a lot longer than the average 3 – 3.5 miles I have been doing. And I should say that it was HOT out! The good news is that I motored thru it! So hip hip hooray for me. Anyhooo….so unknowing to me as I did my run on Saturday my dear dear husband saw me running as he was driving to get his morning coffee and muffin. So when I arrived back home he let me know that I have poor form and a very short stride. I did not really welcome his comments at the time, but I did listen. So on this mornings run I really tried to pay attention to having good form. I also tried to extend my stride and let my arms really push me forward. I think that it did make a difference and it will be something I will work on. If anyone has any tips please let me know as I would welcome them. As far as my stride goes well I do have a very short stride, I am 5′ 2″ and have short legs. I don’t know how to improve on that. I also know that I need to focus on picking up my feet. When I get really tired it seems I am barely picking them up. I am thinking about doing a local 10K on July 4th. It actually is perfect timing as my scheduled run for that day is 6 miles. I am baffled that I actually am not only following thru with this but I am getting excited to reach new goals that I set for myself. And seriously who knew that I would ever get such a charge out of going to Dicks Sporting Goods and buying a new pair of running socks and a Clif bar!
WEEK 2 June 21, 2010