Monday, February 21, 2011

Why you do it

So, you're injured, and sentenced to the pool.  You run in small circles for hours on end, wondering why.

This is why you do it.

So that when you're on the mend, you can do long progression runs on the Towpath on a holiday morning in perfect conditions.

Split paces for my 10 mile progression were 9:20, 8:37, 8:15, 8:12, 7:56, 7:21, 7:10, 7:01, 7:00, and 6:41, followed by 2 mile cooldown at 8:39 pace.  Averaged 7:45 over the ten mile progression; 7:55 for the entire 12 mile run.

But if you're focused on the splits, you're missing the big picture.  Lemme give you the big picture again.

this is a big picture
Yes, I'll grudgingly admit that "every day's a good day for a run."   But some days are REALLY good days for a run.

[edit: I realized from the comments that some may think I took photographs of the canal -- nope -I ganked them from another site dedicated to the canal.  I've now made that clear, with credit]


  1. A beautiful run indeed! Nice progression!

  2. Just gorgeous!!! Thank you for sharing the view (and the victory)!

  3. Gorgeous view and great run!

  4. Awesome run and great perspective on the big picture. We all forget that sometimes.