Last night I got home from work and quickly changed and headed out for a run. The air felt cool with a slight wind and the sun was shining - A perfect first day of fall. I had my route all planned out and I felt good the whole way until I hit the hill with about a half mile to go. I knew I was pushing myself because it hurt and when I got home my face was completely red! Also I noticed that my fingers had swelled up. This happens to me every once in a while - anybody else have this problem? It makes it difficult to put on rings afterward and I am not sure what causes the swelling. Also I am not a jewelry person so I usually don't run with any on but i was wondering if other people usually ran with jewelry on?
Since I am about 2 weeks away from starting Track, I am making sure that I crack down and stick to my workouts. I will be running Monday through Saturday for track usually so I need to make sure my body can handle it and be ready. I woke up to a 43 degree morning, pulled on my spandex and sweatshirt and headed out for 3 miles. Theses miles weren't slow but they weren't fast at all and I could feel that the previous nights run was wearing on my body. It was a nice morning for a run and I am glad that I got out of bed for it. Even though my legs are a bit sore I feel energized and awake today!
4.45 miles (why do I always have weird mileage!) in 33:00
3.0 miles in 23:16
I was going to go swimming tonight but then I found out the pool is closed Tuesday through Thursday to install a sound system! Seriously those swimmer kids are underwater the whole time they can't hear anything anyway! I think I might try to run intervals tomorrow morning - I have read a few of you doing intervals on a treadmill but I have only ever done them on the track. Is there a benefit to doing them on the treadmill with a set pace??
If you are looking for a daily life challenge, check out Mark Salinas' blog where he has a great post today!