Ouch - I hate concrete

OKay, let's catch up on some running reports, shall we?

Monday - 4.5-5 miles, 45:30 or so. I ran this one with my sister-in-law, who has not been running much lately. I let her set the pace for most of it, though I tried to push her into picking it up a bit at the end. This was the first time in quite a while that I have run without water, and, the first time in an even longer period that I have done any significant running on concrete.

Tuesday morning - same route as previous night (so 4.5-5), only this time I took a water bottle, and it was much earlier in the day, so considerably cooler. This time, I managed it in 41:30 or so.

Tuesday night - same route again (it's an out, loop twice around a lake, and back, so it's marginally repetitive, but, compared to an hour on the treadmill, increadibly interesting and varied), this time in 45:08. I think I can cross bison burger, coffee and fries of the list as a good pre-race meal.

This morning: planned on doing a longer run, only got through 4.5-5 before bagging it and calling it good. (I can run the lake loop multiple times, and each one adds another 1.5 miles to the run.) I was out of water (carried some this morning), one knee was twinging a bit in an unpleasant way, and I was just getting blinded by sweat. So, I cut it short, and made up for it by buying a wicking cap to keep the sweat out of my eyes.

I'll do a longer run tomorrow morning, and then a short 3 or 4.5ish one tomorrow night. No doubles today or Friday though - I have plans for tonight, and I am not going to do a double the day before I go for my long slow run. It is nice to know that I can do them, though I had forgotten how hard concrete can be on the knees - and, due to traffic, most of my runs here have to be on sidewalks.


Blogger Running Jayhawk said...

I'm with you...training on concrete is for the birds...but when it comes to marathon time I am always SO GLAD that I did.

7:13 PM  
Blogger Wes said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one experimenting with pre-race meals :-) Last night I had a stir fry. It wasn't really that bad, but I think I need to wait more than an hour after dinner before running.

11:18 PM  
Blogger Lana said...

Nice workouts! I know what you mean, that concrete is not very forgiving to me either.

5:00 PM  
Blogger Michele said...

I agree, concrete sucks but it is better then the treadmill!!
Running around the lake sounds nice.
Great workouts!

12:19 PM  

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