Monday, August 22, 2011
I've continued running with Fleet Feet during the week. The social aspect of running in a group was well missed.
Yesterday I ran 6 miles on the NCR Trail. It was a recovery run between my long runs and I did 6 miles. I sped things up a bit and finished with a 11:32 pace. It felt great pushing my lungs and legs a bit.
So that's it. I'm caught up on blogging about my running. What else you want to hear about? I'm in need of some suggested posts to revive my blogging creativity. :)
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Things have been going great lately. Last weekend we took the kids camping for the first time on a peninsula at the beginning of the Chesapeake Bay. It was a good weekend with swimming, hiking, and good food. Unfortunately, I didn’t get my long run in (the hike counts right?) but a great weekend anyway.
This last week was a rollercoaster with my eyes. Monday and Tuesday was fairly bad at up close things like the computer. I struggled at work those days. Wednesday started to show some clearing and by my one month follow-up I was able to read the chart at 20/15. This sounds awesome, and it is up close, but anything after about 30-40 feet and there is some ghosting. Still, I’m on track according to the doctor. yah!
For running, I didn’t get anything in on Tuesday. I’ve been feeling sluggish lately, and it most likely was some of the meds for my eyes. The doctor adjusted it some and I seem to be getting my energy back some. On Thursday I had a leisurely run with Fleet Feet. 1:1 intervals at a slow pace as me and the guy I was with were chatting like crazy. I originally opted out of the run due to the sluggishness, but at the last minute I decided to pull into the parking lot instead of driving past to my house. Score one for stick with it!
This morning I hit the NCR Trail, first time in about 9 months, for my scheduled 8 miles. The temperature was in the 80s but humidity was horrid. Plus the trail was packed! I’ve never seen so many people on it before. I did 1:30/1 and was shooting for about 12:15 pace. I ended up finishing in 1:35:05 for an 11:54 pace. I was all over the place though. First mile was almost 13 minutes, then slightly over 11 and back and forth. Unfortunately my phone crapped out so I lost the data. Oh well. Still a good run.
Here’s a pic I took during a walk interval.
Now I’m showered and ready for a family BBQ this afternoon, hence the Hungry part of the title.
Catch ya later!