It has been a couple days, with a yummy holiday mixed in, since I have run. I have been thinking a lot about running, working out, etc. over the last few days. I am a runner that sometimes tolerates cross training. After I do it, I am satisfied. However, I am a runner.
There is a basic belief in running that in order to get better, you need to add more mileage. Strength stuff, speed stuff, nutrition, yoga, blah, blah, blah, all that stuff helps. However, to really get the most out of your running, you need to run. I have decided to not lose focus of that. Over the next couple of months, I am going to run. A lot. I will supplement when I can and when I feel like it. However, I am a runner, that's my focus.
Today, I am pleased to report that I got after it with a strong run of just over 6 miles and turned in a watchless time of about 46ish minutes. I was moving pretty decent for no watch and a good rolling course. The pace of under 8:00/mile is good for where I'm at. It's time to build some mileage.