At some point in every runner’s career, it will just click. I don’t mean that you’ll “get” running or suddenly like it when it was only part of your exercise regimen before.
At some point, the world around you just shifts, and running is different. That happened to me this morning. Sometimes, it’s called “being in the groove.” The pace I was running at was perfect. My breathing synced with my pace. My gait smoothed out and it didn’t feel like my feet were pounding the ground anymore. My eyes focused a hundred yards ahead and that’s when I noticed the shift. It felt great.
The last time that happened was in Germany, folks. Today, it lasted about half a mile and slowly faded out.
For the rest of the run, I pondered: how can I make that happen during every run?