11.22.2005

Nice conditions

I rolled out of a perfectly good warm bed at 0500 this morning. I put on my shoes, shorts and a long sleeve tech shirt (after body gliding); downed a banana and water while checking the online weather (53 degrees); then stepped outside into the brisk morning air with a gusty wind out of the northwest.
I moved out gingerly but steeled to the whipping wind on my first tack of a 9.1 mile run. In the dark I stepped quickly over dark shadows trying to remember where the speed bumps were and avoiding downed branches and wind whipped garbage littering the streets.
I had instances of pain behind my left knee and in my right ankle. By the end, nothing hurt and I was home in 1 hr. 24 min. I never stopped for water or anything other than what it took to spare my life from onrushing rush hour traffic coursing along the main drag. It was a refreshing run and put me at 128 miles for the month, a new monthly record, with 7 days to go.

6 comments:

Running Chick said...

glad to see you survived the 'cold' weather! nice run!

susie said...

I am so motivated by your training these days. I can't wait to get back out on the SH roads Saturday. I'll wave to all your favorite places.

Jank said...

Like Susie said - I'm itchin' to start piling the miles back on. Hope I do as well with the cold ;)

Oldman said...

i love the cooler weather which makes for a better run.

Susan said...

I moved out gingerly but steeled to the whipping wind on my first tack of a 9.1 mile run. Nice sentence David. Nice run too.

Richard Maas LMT, MTI said...

Good milage, Great run. Running in the cool is so fine.