Am considering the idea of a weekly format — daily seems like a possible over-share — but have been inspired to — share. I’ve also been investigating the world of running blogs — I had posed a query here regarding if anyone knew of any good ones and the response was incredible! I have learned so much. (Full disclosure: There was no response to my query regarding running blogs.) Nevertheless, I did dig a few up — and found a few gems I intend to share in the coming weeks.
1:39 10.82 miles 9:09 min/mile
And the mile splits: 9:49 9:34 9:40 9:46 9:21 9:15 8:38 8:58 8:56 8:20 8:13 (.82 mile)
The plan was to run niiiice and easy, increasing the pace a little depending on feel. Yesterday there was some light limping going on, most likely the result of some crazy hill sprints on Sunday, which were great fun. I was not too concerned — popped a few ibuprofen (yesterday, popping NSAIDs before or during running is probably not a good idea) — and went about my day. After all, as a character in Scott Jurek’s Eat and Run sagely noted: “Not all pain is significant.”* And, luckily, this turned out to be the case today. The stiffness in the left ankle melted away within the first mile. Nice.
*There is a spoiler related to this quote, but since I hate spoilers I’m not telling. Read the book!