I can't help myself. I get excited about doing something and I just spend a bunch of time on that. Lately that "something" has been the podcast. I am 85% complete on the next episode and was going to wrap it up last night but my computer had other ideas. As I turned on the computer and was about to download my latest run from my Garmin, the computer just shut off. It just powered down. I checked everything...and finally concluded that it was probably the power supply and it needs to go to the repair shop (sigh!).
So instead of working on my podcast, I was in bed by 10:30 pm - something I have needed to do for about a week now. Leave it to life to force you into doing something you should be doing anyway!!!
Run report: I ran nearly 2.5 miles with my daughter on Monday and another 2.4 miles yesterday. Our runs have been really nice, some of which I am sure you will hear about on future editions of the podcast. She is really coming along. We are considering having her run the 2 mile race on Saturday. My struggle is do I run it with her, then do the 10K or let her go it alone? The 10K start time is 30 min after the 2 miler, so it will be over. But I am not sure I am ready for 8 miles yet.
After yesterday's 2.4 miler with my daughter, I felt really good so I went back out for another 3.1 and used my iPod with Podrunner running at 180 bpm - the highest rate I have every run (175 has been my limit to date). I held the pace up for most of the run and had to struggle a bit at the end, redlining the Garmin heart monitor above 180 in the last tenth of a mile. When I can finally download the Garmin data I can figure out my overall pace for the run - but I think it had to be near 10 min miles. I need to get my 5K down to 9:40 per mile to break 30 min (something I intend to finally do this year!).
Foot report: PT on Monday went well. My next session is Friday. I finish up next week. I still wake up with some ache in the morning but it is not nearly what it used to be. It doesn't hurt at all when I run - and after yesterday's workout felt pretty good.
So I apologize for the podcast delay, but I must warn you, I could not keep it to 15 min - it will be more like 25 min long this time. Too much good material from the camping trip!
It looks like Maddy and I will be hooking up on Saturday at the Winter Park Road Race. I am looking forward to meeting her. It is always good to meet in person the friends I have met online.
Run strong everyone!