This post was written for and first appeared on One Foot In Reality.
After watching the 10,000 meter last night and the Women's Marathon this morning, I wanted to have a good run today and I really did.
Time of Day:
Ran with:w/Bennie for just over half
Planned Distance: 5.0
Type of Run: Easy
Course: Around the hous
Terrain: Dirt & Tar Roads
Temp: 68*F it got hotter
Weather: muggy, clear
Winds: 4 mph swirling
Eccentric Heel Drops
Notes/Observations about the run: At some point I knew that I would get that run in where the leg wouldn't bother for a ways and finally I got a mile in where I ran without my leg making me change my stride and yes - it felt wonderful.
I watched the Women's Marathon this morning and by the time it was over, the temps/humidity were rising quickly - it would have been smarter to run earlier, but I was enjoying the race. Although NBC's coverage still sucks when it comes to long distance running events - they don't do it well.
We started out well and then a car went by, so Bennie went into chase mode, then when the car turned in, he wanted to go with the car, not down-back. So we did the come-on Bennie routine for a couple hundred yards, when I wanted to be running, because nothing hurt!!!
After that we just ran comfortably to the mile turn-around and on the way back the left leg started to tighten up, so I changed my stride back to the one I am using to protect the leg, I tried to pick-up the pace again on the flats, but I decided to just relax and finish the run.
When we got back up to the house I started to pull Bennie to go up the drive, but he didn't want to and pulled back to the road. So I took him to the top of the hill and then coming back down a truck went by and Bennie went into chase mode the rest of the way home. We hit sub 7:00's for a ways and the leg forgot to talk to me while we doing that :-).
When we got to the mailbox, I headed Bennie up the driveway and dropped him off. He wasn't happy, but it was too hot/humid for him to do anymore.
The last 2.0 miles were a hot slog and I didn't try to push. It was just to get the 5.0 miles in and call it a day.
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Shoes Used:U/A Bandit 2
You mean I had shoes on :-P. No issues with the Bandits, just a put them on and forget about them.
Aches and Pains:
Left Leg - a bit better
Hamstrings - no issues