"There's only one hard and fast rule in running: sometimes you have to run one hard and fast."
Monday, October 31, 2011
I Ran Anyway
There were a multitude of reasons not to run Sunday. I ran anyway. I went out to Afton State Park and ran the 50K course (well, technically I walked 2 miles of it with the watch off and ran 30). This is the farthest I'd run since the Superior 50K last year. The first 15 miles were actually pleasant and easy and I picked up a deer skull on the way - so appropriate for Halloween - and saw "the creature" again; I don't know what it is, but it's black, bushy-tailed and in the weasel family (and not a skunk). The second lap was a slog.
While out there, I came up with some interesting (to me) ideas about training and diet, which I hope to flesh out a bit. Though I thought I was drinking a lot of fluid, I didn't urinate in the 6 1/2 hours I was out there; dehydration leads to swollen fingers for me, but they stayed normal size. I'm not sure what was going on with my fluid balance out there, but maybe it's a "you haven't run long all year" thing.
Steve says hi. Like in the last line of a letter (remember when people wrote letters?) between two people who both know him. Like that. Hi.
Oh, and I write about running. 35 years and nearly 600 races thus far.