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Friday, January 10, 2014

A streak of sorts

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Today's run (treadmill): 3.2 miles

My plan to get out on the road this morning was derailed by a combination of ice and rain that rendered the streets as slick as a skating rink. That was disappointing, but there's no way I was going to risk a fall or a confrontation with a wayward car. After two days without a run, I had to do something. So for the fifth workout in a row, I did my run on the treadmill. Not exactly the type of streak I aspire to maintain.

Not running on pavement might have worked in my favor today, as the bottom of my feet are still in recovery mode. I put a 2nd Skin blister bandage on my left foot to help reduce friction, but it was still a little painful with direct contact. Despite their 630 miles, my Kinvaras did a decent job protecting my feet while on the treadmill.

The cold dry air helped keep my sweating to a minimum until I was halfway through the run. I ran at my usual speed through the 2.75 mile point and then increased my speed by 10ths until I reached my targeted time. It wasn't the bracing outdoor run I'd been hoping for, but it was a solid workout. I was glad to be back to it after a two day absence. Weather.com says there's a 100% chance of rain tomorrow morning, so I guess my treadmill streak will continue on Saturday. Oh well, at least my feet will be happy.

6 comments:

  1. Captain, please try to do at least 4 miles on that thing tomorrow, if your foot allows it.. it's the weekend!!

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  2. I know, I know! I'll go for 5 and see how it turns out. Sunday should be better conditions and hopefully it will be an opportunity for an outside run.

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  3. My forecast says the heavy rain will be later in the day. Why don't we all do our runs outside in the rain tomorrow? Just so we can say we did it. (I am not suggesting this because I, personally, have no other options. That would be immature and unreasonable...)

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  4. I've had experiences running in rain when my visibility went to near zero. I should probably buy those novelty glasses with little windshield wipers.

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  5. Sounds like you're getting our weather. Hope your feet heal quickly!

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    1. Thank you DM! Warmer today but the rain kept me indoors once again for my workout. Speaking of hurting feet, I wish you the best on the NC 24 : )

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