- date: 03/24/05
- time: evening
- weather: 39ºF, mostly sunny, wind W/NW at 3 mph
- mileage: today-10, week-10, year-74.7
- resting (bpm): 58
- after workout (bpm): 121
- weight: +25
Another cool day, another 10-miler. No anthropomorphized weather. Other things, I can’t promise. The run was harder fought today. I took three days off to recover from the previous long run. Hot spots did not convert to blisters. Aches, however, characterized the start and finish of the run. Even now, as I enter this post, my thighs have stiffened and I’ve got a mild but persistent pain seemingly right under my sternum. I bowled with my nephew yesterday, so my left bicep is very sore. You wouldn’t think that would affect running, but arm carriage has always been a slight issue for me. I’m very left side dominant. I throw lefty, kick lefty and shoot pool goofy. As I tire on long runs, I become overly dependent on my left side. Today the sore left bicep cramped two or three times causing straight arm shake-outs and over the head stretches while running. It must have been quite a show.
A couple of more weeks and Timex might start joining me on my runs. I’ve kept him away and run by myself so that I wouldn’t feel pressure to push my effort past my fitness level. So far so good.