Saturday, July 4, 2015

July 4

Here's something I bet you didn't know but you can get DOMS from something other that training. That's right, after a day (actually only about 6 hours) of disassembling a 69 Cougar that has been taking up space in the garage for a year and a half, with Christine, my hamstrings, glutes and quads were sore as hell. But it was worth it and we can't wait to get deeper into it.

69 Cougar Before & After
Even thought I did sleep pretty well, I was actually awake before the alarm went off at 3:30 but I hit the snooze a few times and rolled out of bed closer to 4. Still, I had my smoothie, power coffee, loosened up and was on the road for a 2 1/2 hour run before 6.

The warmup mile went well, as did mile 2 but as I crossed the wash around the 2 and a half mile mile I had to dodge a sign that one of the local home builder had put up in the middle of the path and it got me all worked up. I hate when they do this and in the distance I could see more signs which got me worked up even further. Not good for the HR as I spiked up into the high 140s.

From here on the run was lost. Where I previously was in a groove, I was off kilter the rest of the way. My mind started to wander and every time it did it jumped up tho 132 immediately. The rest of the run was an ongoing battle and frequently I was losing; I just couldn't keep the HR down so I would have to walk. Oh well.

In all it was a quite productive run regardless of the continual HR jumps that make for the occasional walk break. I felt good and strong throughout and in the end that is what matters; quality miles. So, while it wasn't the run I was hoping for, it was still a good one and I closed it off with a half mile cool down.

Today I plan on taking it easy for the rest of the day and tomorrow I'll be back at it again with an hour and a half run. They will be slow and easy but that's the way it is right now. 

One note regarding gear, I made a change today and went with the Fit today instead of the Tempo. After giving it some thought, I'm really not liking the Tempos right now as much as I want too. Compared to the Fit and Phase they feel a bit chunky and while they are easier on my feet whith the extra cushion, I do miss the ground feel that I get from the other 2. I'm also still experiencing that rub on my left foot which I think is effecting my gait as well. I'll probably take them out occasionally butfor the time being they are benched.

And remember, today we celebrate Independence Day, not the 4th of July. Just sayin'

Week ending July 4th - 27.7 miles

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