"For me, running is a lifestyle and an art. I'm far more interested in the magic of it than the mechanics." - Lorraine Moller Olympic Marathoner
I must say however, the mechanics help you enjoy the magic more than when you first experienced it. ok today was great! I'm on the right track! Literally "on the right track." I ran at the Boling trails today with help and learned to take hills by gaining speed going down hill first or right prior to that, yeah! Total conquer there!! Also to run like tip toes around creeks an rocks light footed through those areas, keeping a better eye on roots etc. It was like a teaching class while running and thank God we weren't lost :-) That was the main deal. I ran out there and knew I wasn't gonna off split trails and end up following them back. Also, in the past I would stop and look around cuz I didn't want to get lost and walk alittle bit trying to get my barrings on the area. Which of course eats up a lot of time. From now on I know where to go and its a good distance for me and I wish I all my friends and family could do it with me cuz its just so pretty out there. Maybe one day I'll figure out how to run and video at the same time but for now I'm just gonna enjoy my runs on the trail :-) Also....one more thing....go potty before you run and that's all I'm gonna say about that :-) So, it was about a total of 45 min. Which is good cuz according to the first day of 1/2 Marathon training I'm supposed to run that time on Mondays. Tuesdays are different. You know if you have a great run in the morning it sets the pace for the rest of the day. Meaning its like you just know its going to be a very good day :-D So! Have a Great Day, I am!!