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Thursday, April 28, 2005

Let It Go or Let It Burn?

  • date: 04/28/05
  • time: evening
  • weather: 51 ºF, cloudy, wind N/NW at 15 mph
  • mileage: today-4, week-11.1, year-143.1
  • resting (bpm): 63
  • after workout (bpm): 125
  • weight: +28


Well, that’s a new one. Pain in the left knee to start out today’s run. It’s a little worrisome as that’s the leg with the injured calf. I’ve tried to be very conscious of maintaining proper form, however, I may be favoring the injured side more than I thought. Something to keep an eye on.

I turned a corner and headed into the wind. The extra exertion to keep pace against this resistance seemed to have improved my gait. The pain in the knee subsided. Maybe I’ve been running too slowly, thinking too much and not allowing a more organic form to emerge. Okay, let it all go. Start simple. Concentrate on your breathing. First count, then feel and soon it’ll be on autopilot. It’s sort of like the dentist telling you to count backward from 100 as he inserts the anesthesia needle.

Well, what do you know? It worked. The run was nearly done, no aches to recall. I just may be able to do this. The deadline for accepting my race entry is Sunday. If the next two days go as well as today, I’ll give it a go.

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