Saturday, August 29, 2009
Runner's Almanac - Day 14
Today was my 7 mile long run with the LA Leggers. I was watching my emails the night prior in the event that it was cancelled due to unhealthful air quality from the firestorms. Our weather in Santa Monica is seldom tainted by this though, and it went as scheduled. The weather was sunny and warm by the beach at 7:30 am. For the first time this marathon training season, I felt in tune with our pace, step by step, so much so that I could envision myself running forever. This is what runners refer to as their "forever pace". Heading back from Venice towards Santa Monica, I turned my iPod completely off and tuned into the pat pat pat of our feet as we ran in step with each other. Although our formation was not as straight as a training army, I felt proud of our regimen. Looking forward to the next 7 miles!