Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Well, it's Tuesday.

I don't know what that means. It just came out. It's the truth, though, so that's got to count for something, yes? I don't know. I guess I don't have much to write about for some reason.

This is a running blog, sweetheart. Write about running . . .

Running. Yes. OK. Running. I had a super-duper run on Sunday. Why super-duper? Well, it was a recovery run and I ran it at a slow pace that was tough to maintain. I wanted to speed up but didn't let myself. Instead, I kept it slow and that made all the difference. Over the last two miles I felt like I was gliding and then, yesterday, my legs felt terrific. All light and full of energy.

So then I wore them out with some Jillian Michaels-style shredding. Today, I'll run. Well, I'll run this evening. Right back on track.

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I have some giveaway-type stuff to share, if you are interested:

Denise at Run DMT is giving away what I think is just about the coolest t-shirt ever. Check it out here.

The Whooga sheepskin boots people have a special offer for readers of The Happy Runner: A $30 gift card. Just visit their site and enter the code THEHAPPYRU at check out to receive your $30 discount. The offer run through the beginning of August.

Have a great day!

~ Felice

24 comments:

Mel-2nd Chances said...

happy Tuesday! :D

Run DMT said...

Thanks for the plug, Felice!

Recovery runs are so important. And I'm with you, sometimes it is truly hard to maintain slower pace.

Michelle said...

Sounds like an awesome run - slow steady and easy!!!

Thanks for the links for give-a-ways!!!

Happy Tuesday to you!!

Vava said...

Nice! I also didn't let myself speed up on my Sunday long run, and that has to be good. Great stuff!

MizFit said...

I laugh that I LOVELOVE those boots.
Remnants of living on the east coast perhaps?
Theyd work for about 3 minutes in the middle of the night here in TX----then my feet would sweat off.

(nice image huh? :))

lindsay said...

sounds like an excellent run on sunday. happy tuesday, no worries about a little blogger-block - it's not quite close enough to the weekend :)

Denise said...

Thanks for the giveaways. Nice job keeping the run easy, really makes a difference in how you feel afterwards.

D10 said...

It is Tuesday! I really need to work on some nice slow recovery runs. Hope you have a great run tonight.

tfh said...

Have a nice run! And nice job slowing down...it can be harder than speeding up for sure. Sometimes.

raulgonemobile said...

I think I'm going to check out that Shred DVD.

Nice job on the recovery run!

Girl on Top said...

I want to try Jillian's video.

X-Country2 said...

I love runs where you feel like you're gliding!

Kalong said...

Hi Felix! I just recently started up my own running blog (which doesn't have much on it yet but WAIT! give it time haha) and I stumbled across yours. I wasn't aware that you like to give stuff out for free, and since you do, I have tons of stuff that I could give you to give out! I work for a running website...get back at me if you're interested :-)

I Run for Fun said...

Nice recovery run. I find recovery runs a lot harder than tempo runs....I have no self-control!

Thanks for the giveaway links!

Marlene said...

Yay recovery runs! They feel so good on the legs, providing you can hold the pace.

J said...

I had a short slow recovery run and it was fun to just look at all the scenery as I ran!

HEATHER said...

ooh if you like Jillian's shred you should check out Jari Love's "Ripped 1000". I've never gotten such a kick butt workout from a DVD before!! Happy Tuesday!

kilax said...

I love a slow recovery run! You just feel like you can keep going and going... ;)

Heather said...

I love those runs where you feel like you could run forever . . . toally worth holding back on the pace. :)

Fair Weather Runner said...

what a great run, yay for gliding. i've been thinking about joining in on the jillian shred thing, is it a good gym alternative? i need to look into that!

Heather C said...

It's been so long since I made myself head out for a long run - "over the last two miles I felt like I was gliding" - YES. this makes me want to get out there. :)

way to pump it up with some Jillian in the mix too! whew, always a little rough.

B.o.B. said...

Hey Felice, just found your blog. Digging it! I live near Denise. Ah it's a small (blog)world after all!

Alisa said...

Jillian will make those legs tired!

Good work on keeping the pace slow for your recovery run. I think I may need to work on this. I always figure I'm slow already I don't need to go slower but all the plans say to be X% slower than goal pace for recovery runs and long runs.

joyRuN said...

Thanks for sharing!

My body forces me to slow down all too often - I'll call those my recoveries :)

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