Saturday, February 19, 2011
February 19, 2011
Well it was cooler weather today as predicted, but it wasn’t too bad. This was one of the earliest mornings I got out for a run this winter. I didn’t see anyone running or walking for at least the first two and a half miles, but saw some local police in their patrol cars watching some of the areas on the path, I guess that is reassuring. Also saw the sun rise today right about the time I was turning back home midway through. Although it wasn’t particularly stunning, it was still nice to experience it again. After a good couple weeks of great training runs, I probably had one of my less optimal runs today. Tired, less energy, perhaps a result of getting less sleep last night, some continuing foot pain, and probably still recovering from Thursday’s run. But all in all, I was okay with my pace and the overall run, and the sunrise and blue sky were beautiful. Only a couple of patches of ice on the Lakefront path where the snow had melted and refroze. Otherwise it was clear and dry, great for a run or a ride. Today was 8 miles, finished in about 58 minutes. Tomorrow is back up to 17 miles. Seems like I was just doing that not too long ago for the Twin Cities Marathon. But that's my favorite run of the week! Time to ice my foot.