Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Just A Little Longer

Saturday's long run 1 hour 50 minutes - 8.67 miles/13.9K. I so wanted to break in to the 14K range, but it just didn't happen. So close, yet still not close enough. I'm trying to tune out the head chatter that I'm not hitting distances that are going to be good enough to finish this crazy adventure. Stop! Stop! Stop!

I was amazed at how the time just seemed to go while on this run. It probably had a lot to do with the fact that I was no the treadmill rather than the street. I think the treadmill also has a lot to do with the non-existent muscle pains, especially the knee pain.

I did have an extremely funny happening while doing my run. This is my longest run to date, so of course, the longest run on the treadmill. Unbeknownst to me the treadmill only times up to 99 minutes and I needed to get to 110 minutes. My run was timed that I was running when the treadmill hit the end of the 99th minute. Mid-stride and the treadmill time changes and grinds to a halt. I'm jarred and the gait is messed. I'm holding on for dear life, laughing and cursing all at the same time. I'm damn lucky I didn't break myself! I must have looked a sight. I told Cute Boy, when I was done, that he'd have to be careful of that happening to him. He looked at me as though I'd grown a second head and told me in no uncertain terms that it likely wouldn't happen to him. Well, he can't say I didn't warn him.

The knee that was causing problems is not bothering me at all. I think that is because I wasn't on the road. It will be interesting to see how I feel the next street run. Not sure if my next run will be inside or outside, as much as I like the idea of walking pain free, I like the extra demand on my body when on the street. Hmmm, that last statement, if taken out of context could be confused with a woman of the night. Now, that is something to think about.

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