Thursday Attempt to Run Easy

I have a few aches and pains in my knees and ankles. This from my sudden burst of speed and my blatent disregard for the 10% Rule. The 10% Rules, states (more or less):

Thou shalt not run more than 10% of your total miles at a foot speed deemed “fast” or will face the consequences.

Those “consequences” can be summed up as aches/pains and injuries. I am clearly not injured… everything is intact as it should be… but I am feeling some aches in my knees, ankles and feet.

So I thought it would be good to do some easy running today. I took Darrell advice, or rather comment and decided to make a couple cloverleaf routes that I could run to change things up. I figured that I would want to run around 3 miles and a good easy pace.

I definitely went with a new route, but I did follow some of my other courses, as it is threatening to rain. Here’s the route
Yeah, see the jokes on me. If you missed Michael’s comment about me mocking the NW weather… I am getting what i deserve. While he has all sunny shiny happy faces in his forecast. I have green on the radar scan AND all I see is gray clouds outside… The Universe has an attitude!

It never rained more than a few drops and it stayed nice and comfortable during my run. I caught myself running fast a couple of times and proceed to scold myself and SLOW DOWN.

I ran considerably slower and after mapping the route I went 3.25 miles in 30:30 which makes it a 9:24 min pace.

I am in need of a haircut, both on my head and my face. If I had a working digital camera at my disposal, I would take pictures for you. I am almost wondering if I could use this facial hair for halloween… I dunno.

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