"There's only one hard and fast rule in running: sometimes you have to run one hard and fast."

Sunday, April 11, 2010

re-creating recreational runs

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.]


Kel said...

RE: Zumbro

Storkamp hammered the course in 23:twentysumpthin', Brad was second, Triplett third, I forget who was fourth, Dale fifth, Daryl sixth - not sure after that. Susan was first female, with Lynn & Sara running and finishing together. About 2/3 of those who started finished. Other finishers that I know of were Zach, Scott, Dennis, John T, I think Ryan but I'm not positive.

I'll let them tell their stories, though much is already known if you're on Facebook ;)

RBR said...

I'd say the hot friends get pulled in by the gravitational field of the Walrus Girl's Jenny Craig defying ass

Hoo! I am not sure if that was just referential humor, or you showing off your deep understanding of the female psyche, but I love it!

recreational run = 5 miles in 37 minutes? Now you are just showing off.

Glad you are feeling better and getting out there shaking your bon bon for the ladies :)

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

@RBR - My run's twice as big.

Matthew Patten said...

It would have been nice to have you at the campfire at 10pm Friday night.

If we would have started a debate on supply side economics vs. Keynesian economics, hat might have motivated me to get up and leave that aid station.