Tuesday, July 14, 2015

July 14

I'm always looking forward to getting back out on the road  after a rest day and tonight was no different although I was a little worried that we may catch a haboob. At least that meant for heavy cloud cover although while it was right at 100, it also was on the humid side.

Once again the plan was for an hour run under 132 bpm so it was going to be a slow one. Even so I'm feeling more comfortable at the slower pace and have been able to concentrate a bit more on my form. Granted this is not helping in the speed department but I'm more fluid and it seems like less of a slog.

Nothing really exciting went on tonight save for a couple of HR spikes that made me walk for a bit. What really gets me though is how unfriendly some runners can be; if someone gives you a wave, or a smile or a hello, have the decency to reciprocate. Not once but twice I crossed paths with 2 younger women and both times they just looked though me like I wasn't even there. Whatever.

At least the run went by well enough and it was over. It is interesting that it seems longer when you run slow for an hour as opposed to running fast fast for an hour. It's funny how our brains work.

What's not funny is the reemergence of my PF. I thought I had it pretty much licked but since I've gone back to wearing minimalist shoes exclusively (Kigos at work, Skora Phase or Fit on runs) in addition to being barefoot as much as possible it's coming back (on a scale of 1-10 it's probably a 1.5). I hope it's just a matter of having to build my foot strength up because the race is now less than 60 days away (==>). At least the Sock Doc treatment relieves any pain so I hope know it's not something more serious.

I'll be back at it tomorrow with an easy 30 minute run.

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