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:
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