Monday, June 18, 2007

When Wheels Fall Off

Ran 7.1 miles @ 10:34/mile pace.
AHR/MHR - 130/170
Paved roads.
Very hilly.
80 degrees, sunny.

It's the second to last day before summer vacation begins, and myself and a teacher I work with and who has been doing a few runs with me went out for a jaunt on a hilly 7.1 mile route to celebrate the occasion. Unfortunately for my friend, he hit the wall and didn't feel so well. I spent much of the second half of the run trying to keep his spirits up. We stopped for some water about a mile from the end and that seemed to help.

On a selfish note, this was a scheduled take it easy run for me anyway. TC Hazzard and I have something grand planned for Thursday and tomorrow's run with the Trail Monsters will be at a good pace, so I was happy to take it easy.

On another note, the shin splints are fading away. The Mt. Washington Road Race seemed to really put them out significantly. I'm guessing it's because the uphill helped stretch them out and alleviate the pain? Regardless, I won't miss them when they're fully gone, which shouldn't be long.


Marc said...

Jamie - Just catching up here...congrats on the Mt. Washington Race. You trail and ultra guys are nuts.

olga said...

Good run up Mt. Wash! You might be a little pooped:) Taper begins soon, Jamie!