- The wind. The 2nd mile of my first loop was slightly uphill, and into the wind. I thought of Michigan Ave at Mile 24 and on in Chicago.
- My shoes. I had been struggling with some heel pain, especially when wearing the Asics Foundations. The warmup alone had started to irritate my right heel. I stopped, put the laces through an extra loop on my shoes, tied them a bit more snug, and didn't have a problem after that. That was a relief.
- My HR during the runs was in the high 160's and occasionally (when heading into the wind) low 170's. For it to drop as quickly as it did 70 beats makes me think that my recovery time has really improved. My body is efficient, and a HR of 165 isn't all that taxing on it. That's good to know, as I believe my PMP will lead to a HR of around 145-150.
Tomorrow will be an easy recovery day before my last tough one on Thursday morning. I'm still working out the logistics of that run, as I have an appointment at 9:30. Maybe I'll just blow off the appointment and have my wife reschedule it.
Ha Ha, just kidding, Ellie. I'm hoping you just read that and got a little pissed off. I promise, I won't miss. (I showed Ellie my
blog journal tonight, and she told me to email her the link today...we'll see if she reads it. :) )
I really didn't ever think I'd see something attributed to "Rev Run" and enjoy it, but I like this Starbucks Cup (courtesy of the Runner's Lounge)