Did the recovery run this afternoon that I missed yesterday due to the sore left foot from the race, the foot felt much better today allowing me to do a nice 15 miler on a sunny comfortable day. The first 9 miles were with my son and then added on 6 for good measure. The miles are starting the creep up as this marathon training gets rolling, though the intensity in effort and miles won’t hit full stride til September. Looks like my son found a nice place in Brooklyn to live off campus with friends for his second year at school, excited for him, and now I can stay a little longer after the marathon.
A hot sunny day with the temps near 80 made for a fun but tough run. The 10 miler weaving between walkers and avoiding bicyclists in the crowded park felt more like 15 miles, so much great energy with everybody out in the park on such an inviting day. Some good consistent mileage the past couple weeks, will bump it up by a few later in the week. Today’s hard run in the heat was good for the Half in a week and a half, when it’s supposed to be cooler.
The temps bounced up to 70’s on this beautiful sunny spring afternoon, got in an easy 10 miler to recover from yesterday’s harder paced run. The quick jump in the temps and the bright sun made today’s run sluggish even at the slow pace, it was a better afternoon for a leisurely walk and many people were out doing as much in the park. After a shower and a quick dinner, am happily tired, nodding off, might head to bed early…
Took advantage of having some time right after lunch to head out to the park for an easy paced 7 miler on an overcast partly sunny Monday. Forgot to wear shades so was squinting the entire time even with a sky full of clouds, due to having had my pupils artificially dilated for routine tests during the annual eye exam – the eyes are healthy and no change in prescriptions – in the morning. So this cloudy day ended up bright and sunny.
Sun drenched and hot again, but an enjoyable easy 6 miler around the lake in the park. Worked as a recovery run for the past week of increased mileage and intensity, giving the foot, legs, and the rest of the body a chance to heal a little. The left foot continues to improve. There’s a road mile race on Thursday that I love and have not missed the past several years, but probably and regrettably will skip this year to give the foot one more race-less week to mend. A bummer but will be better in the long term. But not to despair, planning on running a favorite moonlight 5k the following week.
Feeling a little more back in the swing of things post vacation and felt so in today’s careful 11 miles, now two days of running in a row. With the temps in a sunny 60’s, had to get out and stay out as long as possible. Went to the crowded park, ran mostly on trails partly to avoid the running traffic and partly to ease the pounding on the right foot plantar fascia. Two days of painless running – only some soreness every couple of miles – the dirt/grass running surface helped. I could feel the PF but wasn’t favoring it while striding. It’ll be this kind of rehab for a little while longer hopefully. Icing it now while having dinner.
After yesterday’s windchills in negative twenty-somethings, today was a balmy 12 degrees F during my customary Sunday double, a morning 7 miles then an afternoon 8 miles with my son. The sun shone brightly and lit up the day, reflecting off of all the snow. Made the cold day seem not so cold.
Snow on the ground were packed harder today, so the footing was improved. Still it was a workout getting through all the snowy sidewalks and paths. Felt the burn, a successful day of running, especially enjoying running with my son. And more to celebrate was my son being accepted to one of his top college choices. Very proud.