Day 1212. Today was a pretty interesting run. I ate too much last night and my stomach had been cramping all night, and my right achilles has been super tight lately, so you'd figure this morning's 4 miler would be miserable, and yet somehow.. I headed out conservatively at 7:10 (side note, mind boggling that that's a "conservative" pace now) and after a couple of miles in I found myself running a comfortable 6:30.
Now, the pace itself is way slower than my mile PR, but what I find exciting is that previously I had to push very hard to get there. Today however it felt sustainable, like something had clicked both physically and mentally: keeping the same cadence, but lowering my center of gravity, engaging my glutes and toes more, getting in a rolling groove of longer strides. All the strength training in the last 5 weeks is paying off.
Also, I decided to buy into the hype and jump on the @nike bandwagon: going to use the Zoom Fly for most of my training, and the Vaporfly 4% on some long runs and when racing. #runstreak