Wednesday, June 22, 2011

White Concrete Sucks

I'm beginning to really miss trails. The past two days my runs have been on primarily on paths and sidewalks made of white concrete, the most evil running surface in the universe. I've heard that it's three times harder than asphalt. Regardless, I've noticed in the past it does indeed turn my legs to dog poop, which is how they felt today.

Despite that, I still slogged through the run but kept the pace very easy. Was pretty happy to be done. I'm sure the lack luster travel diet, lack of sleep and general craziness of chaperoning and overseeing teenagers competitions during a multi-night out of town trip also contributed to a lack of energy today, but so be it.

Hopefully I'll pull it together enough by Friday since I registered for a 5K race that day. It's the same one I did last year while in KC, but the location is totally different due to river flooding. Looking forward to it!

Ran 9.0 miles @ 8:43/mile pace.
Paved roads and paths (white concrete).
Very hilly.
Around 80 degrees, partly cloudy, windy.
Saucony Kinvara, shorts, short sleeved shirt, hand held bottle (water).


Crux said...

You're gonna kill the flatlanders!

middle.professor said...

It's a nice feeling though to be somewhere else and be sooooo happy with the running that we have back home.