Monday, February 16, 2009

Freedom's Road

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh... the Lord has been giving me peace and control over myself in the last week. Jesus said, before He left this earth, "I am leaving you a gift, peace of mind and heart...The Holy Spirit." We ought to be on Freedom Road, the one-way street of righteous living. Jesus gave it to us - we are foolish to reject it.

My leg's are coming around. I feel great. Yesterday, I put in a 10 miler at a moderate pace in the morn and then a super easy 8 miler in the afternoon. This morning I ran a really easy 12 miler. By easy, I mean easy. It has to be this way. If I am going to get into better shape there is no way I can do otherwise. It is 8-8:30 pace on my easy runs from here on out, no matter how fast my work outs get. My body needs that recovery pace. What's more, I am at peace with that slower pace, finding joy in the slow, smooth and fluid feel of the easy breezy runs. They are fun now. Lately, I have been focusing a lot more on running form - my stride, turnover, knee height, ankle flexion and fluidity - while training. In doing so, I have become conscious of a few inefficiencies and a certain stiffness in my stride. Good stuff. I have been running looser and more freely, stretching better and eating more. Love it. Peace.

1 comment:

Deane Christianson said...

Sounds like you got your running down to a science... enjoy and be safe!