Monday, October 3, 2011

4 miler around Duke

Absolutely fantastic run today! I started at work and ran down Towerview. Great way to start and felt really really good the whole time. My pace was a bit faster than it needed to be, so I'm probably going to have to take it slowly on Wednesday.

I ran at mostly at 9:10 pace or faster, and I really expected to be forced to slow down by mile 2 or so, but actually felt okay then. I did feel a bit tight in the right calf, and I can still feel my left thigh a bit. Its much easier to run the way I'm supposed to without Piper, but its hard to justify not taking her with me when I go, especially when I'm at home.

I might not be able to stop myself from exclaiming how awesomely cooler it is outside every post.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Running in the ALB

Went home for the weekend and was able to run around the old stomping grounds of Albemarle. It was actually a really good run - the weather was great, and I felt pretty good.

I started at our church and ran all around the neighborhoods "downtown." I forgot how hilly it is and walked a bit to get up a few of the hills, but I'm okay with that. I had to compensate for that by running back and forth between the church and the end of the road, but all in all it was a nice run. Kinda cloudy which was nice, and super cool!

I did notice some tightness in my left thigh and my right calf. I've really got to get better at the stretching afterward. That would probably help out the issues I'm experiencing, but it would also be nice to put to use all the physical therapy treatment I had for six months. I really should have learned my lesson by now. Honestly!