Observations

Jennifer made a great revelation last night at dinner. I was talking about how I had a crappy run yesterday and suggested that it was that we, in essence, skipped dinner the night before. And then I remembered I gave blood. So, the combination of no dinner the night before, only frosting cake and ice cream that day, plus the loss of blood… yeah, I'd say that I was not going to have a great run. Also, she said that it was the SPF in the TimeWise Day Solution (Anti-Aging) was why my eyes burned. She was right… I used Night Solution this morning by mistake and no burning eyeballs! That lady be smrt, I mean s-m-A-r-t!

Today was a recovery 4 mile run, where I run a little faster than yesterday but not as far. Well, today I wasn't really recovering from very much :-). It turned out to be a good run, I could tell that I was still feeling the effects of lower blood levels which got me to thinking… if you are training for athletics and if you give blood then train shortly after that, will your body adjust and in turn move the oxygen more efficiently. The idea being that if your body can use the oxygen better and you return to normal blood levels, will you have gained any overall benefit? Oh great Google… give me the answer.

Other observations… I saw a homeless guy going through the trashcans. I don't carry anything at lunch so I couldn't help him… It's definitely Game Week here at the University of Tennessee because the Vol Navy is starting to arrive. There were 5 or 6 boats already here for the game on Saturday. The RVs will soon be here. This is such a College Football City.

Also while running today, I waited at the 2 mile mark to have two fast looking guys get on the greenway so that I could use them to pace me. Sure enough, I completed the 3rd mile faster than the 2nd and 4th, so it worked out perfectly. I never got a chance to thank them… oh well.

Split Split Distance Overall Distance Split Time Split Pace Overall Time Overall Pace Comments
1 1.0 1.0 7:46 7:46 &nbsp
2 1.0 2.0 8:30 16:16 8:08 &nbsp
3 1.0 3.0 8:22 24:38 8:09 Paced behind 2 other runners
4 1.0 4.0 8:37 33:15 8:19 Conquered the hill

Notice anything different? I stuck a comment section in the table. I figured that way it'll be easier for me to see certain workout if I don't have to read the narrative. I'm thinking tomorrow is going to be a rest day, I'll just skip swimming.

About planet3rry

I'm a husband, father and runner in the Knoxville area. I love the way that running makes me feel and how it has changed my thinking. I am always looking for the new PR whether in the 5k or the marathon