Friday, February 08, 2013
Among the many spoofs of Dos Equis' "Most Interesting Man in the World" is one where he says "I may not always go to the gym, but when I do, I tell Facebook."
Wednesday, I took a day off. I felt good this Thursday morning, so I figured I'd do an easy 5K. I was feeling fine at the turn around point so I decided to make it a 10K. When I reached that turn around point I was still feeling fine so I decided to make it a half marathon. When I reached seven miles, I figured I'd better turn around because that first seven was a gradual down hill and I didn't know if I'd start feeling it on the uphill return. I reset my Garmin so I could compare the return trip to the trip out. I hadn't eaten before I left and at about mile twelve I started to feel some burn in my thighs but it was a good thing. I did the fourteen miles in 2:30:37 which would have shown up as a P.B. and longest continuous run if I hadn't reset the Garmin.
I really felt great when I got home, so when Judith said she was going for a walk, I went with her. We did three nineteen minute miles and that took care of any soreness in my quads.
Total running distance in the last seven days was over fifty-four miles, another record for me. We're supposed to have a big storm coming in the morning, so I may have a forced R&R period, but I really feel like doing Thursday's run again when I wake up.