Tuesday, December 8, 2009

3.9 miles easy

Nothing major to document here.

3.9 miles - started pre-dawn

37 minutes (just under 10 minute pace)
felt very easy, but I didn't want to push myself.

Ran through the small Rollins College campus and through a neighborhood by Mead Gardens to the Florida Hospital area.

It was humid (there was fog) and cool. I could see my breath by the end of my run even though it wasn't cold. Temps were in the 60's.

Calves tightened up by the end of the run. No stretching.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Pushing Through Pain

In the past 6 weeks, I have had bronchitis, a broken toe, influenza, and a weekend full of worrying while my significant other has been in the hospital.

The bronchitis was 6 weeks ago, the broken toe the following week, the flu 2 weeks ago and Thanksgiving weekend was spent at the hospital.  I have been holding on to something in my lungs and I could feel myself getting out of breath too easily.

I went out for a run this evening to the tune of 4.85 miles.  It felt great despite getting a blister on my left foot.  I started slowing down and a sinking feeling started to take hold.  No, sir.  I remembered how we used to show each other our blisters in the locker room in high school.  You start feeling the blister and if you just push through the pain for a minute or two, it will start to go numb.  I haven't done that in a long time.  Tonight, I remembered.  Tonight, I pushed through the pain until it faded.  I kept thinking about my pace and my form and I got through it.

Conditions:  cool 65 degrees, slightly humid