Went for a run today and... enjoyed it. Threw in a 6:30 mile and ended with 5 in 37 minutes. My calf hurts if I make the exact motion that tore it (pointing the toe, reaching for a place to land just beyond normal range) and the hamstring pain is settling in a knot that I can feel, but it's only slowing me a bit.
The Garmin says my heart rate hit 201, for what that's worth.
I think I'm pulling out of the long deep depression I've been in, so perhaps the release from racing plans was what I needed. It feels good to get out in the sun and push just a bit, rather than dread another mind-numbing long run, to zip past other runners, to have pretty girls half my age look my way.
You know, I could get used to this.
[Still awaiting news from Zumbro and Chippewa races. I'll be at Trail Mix, but not racing.]
Aid Station: Eugene Curnow
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