Friday, September 19, 2008

Great Weather, Great Run

The bad news is a symposium I had to attend today regarding a new school meant I had to miss the XC team's meet this afternoon. On a selfish note, the good news is it did leave me time to get in my own run. Weather was what I consider perfect for running: mid-50s and sunny.

Perhaps invigorated with the weather, I ran at a pretty good pace today on an extremely hilly route and it felt easy. I really enjoyed the long climb to the top of the ridge. Actually, I think taking the past two days off from running also contributed. The good news about that is that the plantar fasciitis continues to fade away and now the shin splints appear to be making an exit as well. Could I finally be turning the proverbial corner? Man, I hope so.

Worth noting that the veggie wrap I had for lunch didn't sit too well in my stomach, and I puked a little upon reaching the top of the ridge. I didn't stop or slow down for it though, just turned my head and ralphed while running. Felt better after that.

Ran 8.0 miles @ 7:46/mile pace.
Paved roads and trails.
Extremely hilly.
Mid 50s, sunny.
Shorts, long sleeved shirt.


mindy said...

You should have titled this "Great Weather, Great Yak" - glad you didn't get any on ya. Nice pace!

Grellan said...

Pukeing on the run - now that's a skill in itself.

J. Garry Power said...

Now that is hardcore! A little more dangerous than spitting into the wind though. Nice to hear the nagging injuries are making an exit.

Thomas said...

Thanks for the details, man!

Mai Stad said...

Lucky you didn't have much of a crosswind or you could've taken it home for dinner! Excellent pace for a yak run. What are hills?

Love2Run said...

Yuck, you are one talented dude!

Luc said...

I thought I'd seen it all, but apparently not... Yer pretty hard core! Maybe gross is the word... (?) Either way, welcome back to injury free running. :)