Standin' on a corner in Winslow, Arizona...
Today's run was a 45 minute easy pace jaunt down my local rail trail. The theme for this entire week will be Take it Easy. This week begins my official preparation for my half marathon at the end of August. Borrowing some pages from Davies, the first week or two will be primarily easy runs with some strides thrown in. Going easy will allow me to work on my aerobic conditioning a bit before I start mixing in some quality work.
Since my inaugural half marathon will be a trail race at least one run per week (preferably my long run) will be on an actual trail complete with hills, roots and rocks. For me, there's no better way to prepare for that environment that to just throw myself into it. Besides, hill work in the woods is way more interesting than running up and down a hill on a road or sidewalk.
No, I wouldn't tease you. Here's the tune for your listening pleasure :)
Hope you all had a great day!