Monday, Oct 14, 2013:
Cool, breezy run in the park. Today we just wanted to stretch our muscles a bit, so they wouldn't forget how to run. I went one loop on the paved trails, including the "Klondike bulge," for 2.51 miles in total. Time 27:00, pace 10:45. Plenty of energy.
Whining: Ligaments at the top front of my left thigh complained a little - maybe they were hip flexor ligaments, maybe adductors, I can’t always tell. But they settled down.
Sunday, Oct 13:
|The scenery that we are forced|
to live with these days. Tsk
Sunday afternoon in the park, a sunny and lovely 55 degrees, shirt-sleeve running. I wish it were always so perfect. First I ran a few tenths of a mile in the park for a Channel 9 news crew, who are doing a story on me and myeloma and 50 states tonight. Then I went home and got the girls and we all ran in the park. I did 3.53 miles in 37:30 for a pace of 10:37, using a run/walk of 30/20. No problems, lots of energy.
Saturday, Oct 12:
St Croix Valley Runners. We still meet at 7:00 am at Brown's Creek Park on Neal in Stillwater. This morning I picked up Jim and we had a nice chat in the car each way. I ran with Dave and Candy, at a pace that was probably about 10 minutes/mile, for about five miles, though I didn't time it. I didn't walk much. I like to run an 8k or a 10k fairly hard about a week before an upcoming marathon, and I guess this was that run.
Nice cool run at daybreak, nothing hurts. On the contrary I felt strong, especially toward the end.
Thursday, Oct 10:
Five Miles, With Photos. This is the time of year that Minnesota is so beautiful, with every kind of tree trying to outdo the color of the others.
I ran five miles at a fairly easy pace, run/walk ratio of 25/20. No pains, no problems. I'm ready for another marathon a week from now. I probably won't do a run much longer than this during the next week. No pains.
5.02 miles in 57:31, pace 11:27.
Wednesday, Oct 9:
Walked the grass trails with my sweeties, 3 miles.
Tuesday, Oct 8:
2.5 miles in 28:07, pace 11:12.
First real run after the marathon. I ran 7.9 miles in 1:28:48, for a pace of 11:17 overall. That’ll do for today!
Loops: 40:13, 3.53 mi, pace 11:24; 23:37, 2.17 mi, pace 10:53; 24:59, 2.17 mi, pace 11:31; total 1:28:48
Wednesday, October 2:
Short recovery run at the Woodbury YMCA. We brought an 8-year-old to the indoor track, and he was ready to leave in about five minutes, so this run was a bit shorter than planned. About 2.5 miles in maybe 30 minutes or so.