24 September 2013

core | Fleet Feet run | run commute

Core was better today than yesterday except for push-ups. I gotta say, I straight up SUCK at push-ups; always have and probably always will. I pretty much suck at all upper body stuff (but especially exercises that involve your own body weight) unless I really focus on them. Guess what running and cycling do not focus on...

Once again the weather forecast was for crap and then it was nice out. Super nice in fact. I was expecting increasing rain after a damp morning and got increasing sun instead. You might be asking, "So why are you whining...?" Because I can't ride my bike to work when it's wet on account of there is no place for me to store a wet bike or dry wet clothes at work. Whatever.

The Fleet Feet Sports run went great! I decided I would try to keep up with Natalie today and I did it. In fact, at the end I could have gone just a bit faster which felt awesome. I didn't fully rip the descent but I was running the downhill today instead of checking myself all the way and that was very fun.

Since I did not have my bike and since it was probably going to take at least one hour to catch two or three busses home I decided to run home. Surprisingly my messenger bag (which was really full) felt okay to run with. What did NOT feel okay in very short order was my left knee/IT band. Within about half a mile it flared up and I had to walk/jog the rest of the way home. Bummer. Ice, Ibuprofen, frustration. I bet carrying all the extra weight didn't help.

That said, it was a nice route home! One little climb and then all downhill and through the pedestrian I-90 tunnel. It's almost as nice a route to run as it is to ride.

Sleep 6
Waking HR  
Body Weight 6:00 AM - 181 lb.
Body Fat  
Workout Food core - water
Time of Day core - 5:30 AM
run - 6:00 PM
Workout Type run - tempo
Weather low 60s, sunny, dry, light wind
Equipment run - Brooks Launch, Garmin Fenix
Clothing run - Brooks 5" Essential Run Short, Brooks short sleeve EZ T III, Injinji Run Original Weight Mini-Crew

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