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Friday, April 08, 2005

Consuming Miles

  • date: 04/08/05
  • time: evening
  • weather: 46 ºF, mostly cloudy, slight wind E/SE at 6 mph
  • mileage: today-8.2, week-13.6, year-119.3
  • resting (bpm): 61
  • after workout (bpm): 118
  • weight: +27


One of the problems running in my neighborhood is the lack of unpaved trails. As such, most of my miles are either on asphalt or concrete. The concrete of the sidewalks have the advantage of being level, but are the most unforgiving of surfaces. The asphalt of the roads is slightly more forgiving, but for drainage purposes the roads are cambered. Since I like to run against the flow of traffic when I’m on the roads, my left side is stretched further than my right side. It doesn’t seem like it would be a big deal, but consider that in an average 8-mile run, I might take over 14,000 steps. Okay, enough belly aching.

Fair run today. Left hamstring is a bit tight, but all joints seem to be working with only normal discomfort. Earlier in the evening I watched the documentary, The Corporation. So that’s pretty much what kept me occupied during the run. Of the last four political documentaries I’ve seen (Outfoxed, Control Room, F9/11 and the Corporation), the Corporation was, by far, the deepest examination of its subject. I may write a series of posts reviewing it. I also may not.

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