Today I finished my longest run in five months. FIVE. And I did it pain-free. Obviously I am on the road to recovery and it makes me very happy.
I got a call (which is how old people talk about texting) from Todd Morse Tucker a couple of days ago and he invited me out today. I told him 12ish miles was my limit and he said fine. We just ran steady which let us talk and it was awesome to catch up. Todd likes to talk about kids, cycling, food, work, all kinds of things really. I like that.
We only stopped three times, twice for Todd to piss and once for both of us to gulp a gel. I ran (read: jogged slowly) all the way up Wilderness Cliffs Trail and all the way up De Leo's Wall. Bonus. In the end we opted for 14 instead of 12 because my knee was doing so well.
In the parking lot Todd was very complimentary and then he went out for six more miles! I need to be patient, it will come.
At the top of Cougar the mist was trying to turn to snow... I bet it was snow on the top of Tiger.
Today was also the first run in five months where I needed to eat anything. That was kind of cool too.
|6:00 AM - apple sauce, Udo's Oil, 1 scoop protein powder, banana, tea
|right before the start - GU
during - PowerBar Energy Gel, large bottle w/2 scoops HEED
|Time of Day
|upper 30s to low 40s, light drizzle at times, calm
|Brooks Cascadia 8, Garmin Fenix, Ultimate Direction Fastdraw Plus
|Injinji Run Original Weight Mini-Crew, Brooks 5" Essential Run Short, Craft long sleeve undershirt, Brooks Podium SS shirt, Polypropylene gloves