18.01 miles in 2:49:27, 60.9 miles for the week #twit2fitPosted: January 17, 2009 | Author: bqx40 | Filed under: workout commentary | Leave a comment »
Ran in running shorts + compression shorts, ear warmer, and Under Armour Cold Gear mock turtleneck shirt and Under Armour Cold Gear gloves. I started out dressed for the mid-teens temperatures from this morning (same as above + a pair of pants, an extra shirt, a extra pair of socks, and cotton gloves over my Under Armour gloves). By the time I got to run at 11:30am, it was 25’F.
The weather started out overcast and calm winds, but by the last few miles, I was running into a 20 mph headwind. There’s nothing more frustrating than having completely exhausted legs and having to kick with everything you have left just to move forward.
Pretty good run, had moderate burning pain in the front part of my plantar fascia miles 9-12. Had an intense pain in my SI joint for a second around mile 13. Legs felt like lead for most of the rest of the way. Of course, I’ve never known the last few miles of a 60 mile week to be all that comfortable for me. I’m hoping I can hit this weekly mileage mark (or better) a few more times before the Louisville Triple Crown of Running. I hate the crowds, but the timing of the races fits well into a mid-spring marathon plan.