Running quote of the week

“I finished Boston last year with my hands over my eyes wiping away the tears. The people lift you up the entire race.”– Sam Ryan

Friday, October 23, 2015

After the treadmill, any outside run is good

Short and sweet
Today's run (street): 3.2 miles
Yesterday's run (treadmill): 30 minutes

I took a vacation day on Wednesday to take care of some stuff. I had a 7:30 AM appointment so I didn't get a chance to do a workout in the morning. I did get on the treadmill in the late afternoon and had a very rough 30 minute run. I'm not an afternoon runner and the treadmill didn't make the situation any better. Although the minutes felt maddeningly slow, somehow I managed through it.

It was great to break up the work week with a day off but Thursday was tough and I was thrilled to work from home today. After that difficult workout on Wednesday, I was concerned that today's neighborhood run wouldn't go very well. It was a chilly 43° outside and I wore shorts and a long sleeve running shirt. It took almost five minutes to acquire a GPS signal. I began to rethink my gear as I stood and waited.

As soon the Garmin showed ready, I took off. I didn't notice a woman who was running by my house and I almost ran into her. Had she been running on the left (correct) side of the road, that would not have happened. I could tell I was in for a good run and pushed harder than usual as I ran up the first long road. I ended up crossing paths with that same woman about a mile later and this time I saw her coming.

I had a tight morning schedule and capped my run at a little more than three miles. That was enough. I ended up doing slightly better than average, probably due more to the cool weather than anything else. The Emerging Runner family will be doing a video call with Adventure Girl on Sunday and I may hit the trails tomorrow in honor of that. While she's tagging peaks in Montana this weekend, I'll settle for some of Stillwell's much smaller hills.

6 comments:

  1. I totally agree with your headline...any outside run is good. The 'mill is my nemesis LOL

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    1. I agree 100%. As useful and enabling as treadmill can be, I'd rather run in 20° weather than in a climate controlled room on any treadmill.

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  2. The last time I ran with HISI, he was focused on the ground (?) and almost ran over a poor woman in the park. He then blamed me for not warning him. I didn't warn him because I really didn't think he was that dumb. I was wrong. Moral: Watch where you're going, buster.

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    1. Oh, so this was MY fault? The woman was lucky I wasn't a pickup truck. I'm still trying to figure out the last two letters in your hubby's acronym. I'm sure it's a kind designation of some type.

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    2. I'm sure you meant "So Interesting."

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