As I have said all along, the only thing that can make me run is my friends. I can’t decide whether I am weak for letting them influence me or stronger for pushing myself beyond my limits. I broke virgin territory on Saturday and ran 9 and1/3 miles in 1 hour and 26 minutes through a trail course. It was a glorious fall day with temps at 50 degrees and Dave Sawyer and I took to the trails. FYI, Dave is a co-worker and just completed his first ultra-marathon – 50k. He will be one of my Midwest training partners. He is even going to let me use his wife’s Mongoose Bike next weekend and I am going to do my first trail ride ever and my first Brick.
Well, if you call an hour and 15 minutes of power yoga and then the run, I did some type of Brick already. Surprisingly, besides some tight calves, the only thing that hurt was the outside of my right foot; which, I think, is due to a tight right calve. One of my friends, Steve, a Dual-Atheloner (is that two people who live in Athel, better known as the Adlard’s) told me about a Dead Sea Salt Bath. It really helped relieve the muscle strain and I played hockey this morning and felt pretty good.
So this week, I logged 17 miles, sometimes this is the most I run in a year. Played hockey 3 times, did yoga 4 times, and did a few weights. I’m off to Boston this week, and plan on a big run in the morning there. One of my co-workers is a marathoner and he is psyched to run in the morning.
Thanks for inspiring me and I can’t wait to see you guys in Vegas.