Saturday I was able to sneak out to watch Minnesota’s largest 10k while my parents played with the girls. I was able to get in 8 miles while watching the race. As I was standing near the 5.5 mile mark, this stud was out for a “jog” with a couple of buddies. I shouted his name and he looked. He didn’t seem to recognize me, so I guess he doesn’t read my blog.
Today I really wanted to get in a long run. I figure it’s time to either train through this leg pain or bag Grandma’s. Despite spending the first 1:40 running in the rain, I was able to make it 2:47, which I called 20 miles. I could basically feel my shin, off-and-on, throughout the whole run. I stayed on either a golf course or dirt trails for the entire run to help minimize the pounding. Other than the slight shin pain, I felt really good the whole way.
Not that it matters, but my last 2 weeks ended up being 32 and 33 miles. I finished April with 251 miles after taking 7 days off, including 6 in-a-row due to my shin.
Quote of the day:
“Big occasions and races which have been eagerly anticipated almost to the point of dread, are where great deeds can be accomplished.” - Jack Lovelock