Friday, May 11, 2012


Managed to get out for a lunch run today. Finished up with work early and left my son with my mom (she's in town for the weekend). The run went well but I had a few chance surprises along the way. More on that later. Overall the run was nice and the weather was awesome. Wind picked up a bit more than I wanted but the temps were cool and the sun was out.

Temps were about 65F to 70F. Humidity was low. Sun was out in full. Wind was 5mph to 20mph.

Fluids and Fuel:
Breakfast was yogurt, coffee, burrito, and oatmeal. During the run I had two Hammer Gels (one at mile 1 and the other at mile 4) and two bottles (one with ice water and one with Hammer Fizz). Recovery was a bottle of chocolate ZICO followed by leftover meatloaf and potatoes.

Aches and Pains:
Stepped on a few sharp rocks but otherwise felt good. Got a little winded at the end but figured that was due to lack of training.

Ran with my iPod so I could listen to some podcasts. Took some pictures on my phone.

Codename - Chance
Right out of the gates, I chanced upon a dead baby turtle. A mile or so later it was a bike rider on a gravel road. Then a die in the road. Like the kind used in Vegas (I had a 5). Then a farm tractor with giant tires. Then a green snake (the little fucker damn near gave me a heart attack and damn near got stepped on). Then a dead baby mouse. Phew!

Outbound - 45:59
Inbound - 46:05
Finish - 1:32:04

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