This post was written for and first appeared on One Foot In Reality.
Raining to start, so it felt great - even though it was muggy, it was nice to run in a light rain.
Time of Day:2:02 PM
Planned Distance: 3
Type of Run: 9:00 pace steady effort
Course: Planet Fitness Hospital Loop
Terrain: Busy tar roads
Weather: cloudy, light rain
Winds: 6 mph SSW
Eccentric Heel Drops
Notes/Observations about the run: I actually like running in the rain, so when I walked from the building to my truck and saw that it was a light rain, I was smiling a little and looking forward to the run.
Another reason I was looking forward to the run, was my leg is finally starting to feel decent again. However, I am still taking it pretty conservative and not beating the hell out of it quite yet. Two changes have made a big difference, taking the foot thing out from under my desk and doing the eccentric heel drops (I have not graduated to the step yet, but getting closer).
The only bad thing about running in the rain is that I can't wear my glasses and that makes it a little more interesting and makes it so that I really need to stay more on the tar. Although this course does make me play in traffic a lot more than some of the others and crossing Outer Civic Center Drive by the Irving station was interesting. Lost more than a few seconds there.
I like and do not like the hills on this course, they make me work harder, but I can feel them pulling a little more, so I just worked on maintaining a steady effort all the way up them and didn't really worry about the pace/speed.
After getting up Hospital Hill I felt like I could have picked it up a lot, but I had that wonderful feeling of needing to look for some bushes and if you know the area, there ain't that many I could hide my fat arse behind and drop the drawers. So I had that wonderful crampy feeling for the rest of the run. Wonderful.
I think that inspite of that, I did pretty decent on the last couple of miles, so I was pretty happy with the run.
Shoes Used:U/A Bandit 2
No issues with the bottoms of my feet heating, just felt comfy the entire run. Also the wet tar didn't bother the shoes, although when I got on the white line it felt a little sloppy.
Sleep: 8.0 Slept in a little later than I wanted.
Aches and Pains: