7mi. - (51:05) - local road loops and was really lacking in motivation. The wind was incredible (WNW 20-40 mph). Yuck.
8mi. - (59:26) - 'Alentines 'Ay (a day that is lacking in D or V for many people). OK run but still not feeling great nor motivated. Managed to get in a decent loop of lower Ashaway roads. However, worn out and have mild cold (headache, stuffy, breathing issues). Just not feeling it.
15mi. - (1:47:32) - slept in and skipped morning workout. As such, had to once again try to do my second quality run (Q2) in the afternoon. I just couldn't bring myself to do it. Didn't feel like I had 8E + 6 x 1K @ I + 3E in me. So instead I just logged miles. Ran out to 91, onto Kings Factory Rd, Shumankanuc Hill Road, Burdickville Road, back home. It was actually enjoyable and I didn't feel too badly. Rolling hill fun. Glad I did it, even if it didn't have true hard, workout effort embedded in it. 7:10 pace overall on that route is still quality for a regular run.
|Rolling fun with little traffic.|
7mi. - (52:10) - typical Shannock loop from Horseshoe Falls. Enjoyed running at this time of the day (1000). Man, if only I were retired, unemployed, rich, or whatever. Could I log 90-100 miles/week regularly? I truly think it would be possible. Unfortunately, when I got home, as I was bounding up the stairs to take a shower, I was "stabbed" in the lower leg with a prison shiv or something. On my lower right, lateral side of leg, (above ankle, adjacent to Achilles tendon) I felt really burning sharp pain. It abated a little after 10 minutes or so but for the rest of the day it was sore, slightly swollen, and I can feel a weird moving/clicking sound when I rub my fingers across it. I think it is a tendon (attachment to Peroneus brevis) . My wife, who is smarter than me, thought it was my soleus muscle. Who knows? It doesn't seem/feel severe. Hopefully it goes away on its own quickly.
|Show me where it hurts...|
0 -- my second zero this year. I was close to running but decided not to due to the weird lower leg pain. I've never felt anything like it. Not bad--just "there", clicking and tight.
10mi. - (1:09:50) - fun CnB loop in No Sto and back home. Felt really good and was sort of getting off on the increasingly nice weather. Lower leg was not an issue although I did stretch and took 750mg of Vitamin I immediately after the run.
5mi. - (44:45) - slow plod down into Kenyon Crossroads Preserve and a few side streets. The weather was just way too nice not to do it. Laid back and pleasant. Still pretty sloppy on trails, especially in lower areas/shaded spots. But, it IS melting. Love it.
18mi. (2:02:15) - from Weekapaug Breachway. 4E +2T +~60:00E + 2T + 2E. No lower leg pain/discomfort. The first T I had to work what felt like more 10K effort as I was into a nice headwind. On the return, after looping around in Watch Hill, I had the tailwind but not as much gas in the tank. It still worked out overall. So warm out (52 F)! I was sweating!
Total: 70 miles
Barely got to 70 again. But with a zero on Friday, it'll have to do. Some days are better than others, but that's running for you -- just like life. Sometimes so awesome and fun, sometimes silly, sometimes a total grind and pain in the ass. The end of February is drawing near! Can't wait for March!