I still don't fully trust the distance tracking on the iMapMyRun app, but I'll go with it just for fun. Why? Because it told me my first mile was completed in 12 minutes flat, that's why. Don't think I've done that before, accurately or not.
I did have a bit of a revelation, though. Sometimes--SOMETIMES--running faster makes for fewer leg cramps.
I started wondering about that while pounding away on the treadmill at the gym this winter. I noticed that my stride got longer as I got more comfortable on the machine. I also practiced the ever-so-slight forward lean I read about in Runner's World recently. (I think this is the article. Let me know if the link doesn't work; got it while I was on the iPhone.) The forward momentum seemed to help too.
Anyway...stride length. Something to think about.
Here are my stats and running path from this evening:
The weather was perfect tonight, which is wild considering I scraped snow from my car yesterday morning and frost from my windshield today. I love Cincinnati this winter. Love it.
I almost didn't finish before dark tonight, though. Good thing that's about to change! Why?
Because DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME BEGINS SUNDAY NIGHT!!!!!
My favorite day of the year!
Okay, I'm done doing my back stretches...on my back on the floor. Typing on a phone while facing the ceiling is a little tough.
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