Socks are better

Running with socks really makes a different. I felt no discomfort with my feet on Saturday from my run without socks on Thursday. Saturday was the Knoxville's area Guns 'N' Hoses 5k which is our 9/11 memorial run where we celebrate the KPD and KFD. There was a slight chance that I was going to be free to volunteer at this race, but did not get the chance to do that. I was hoping to get in a few miles but getting out the house never materialized. Maybe next year. Also, I did not give blood on Sunday. It was probably for the best that I didn't donate that day as the lines would have been long. I can easily donate during lunch if I skip a workout, as I can't do it after work due to time constraints.

Today was run day and I didn't really plan for it to be a speed workout. I guess the cushion of the socks just left my feet feeling great as I burned up the greenways. I ran errands and got to the Aquatic Center late, almost 12:10, and knew that there was no chance for me to run any further than 3 miles. I was hoping for 5 today, but cut it back to 3 because of the time. I almost even elected to run on the track but then thought that I should stick with my greenway course since I had no real reason to run the track.

I could tell that my first mile was going to be quick. After the 1st quarter mile, I was feeling great and I knew that I was flying. What was nice was that it wasn't hard at that pace, but I realized that if it had been in race conditions that I would be going for a great time. I did rest a bit at the 1.5 mile marker, to get some water. I knew that I was definitely slower on the way back but not wiped-out tired. I finished very comfortable for the day and look forward to my swimming day tomorrow. Here are the split times:

Split Split Distance Overall Distance Split Time Split Pace Overall Time Overall Pace
1 1.0 1.0 6:59 6:59
2 1.0 2.0 7:41 14:40 7:20
3 1.0 3.0 8:53 23:33 7:51

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