Day Eight Five

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Ran the half marathon today at Woodley Park in 2:06:05.  Not so bad for my very first foot race ever after only a few weeks of training and the fact that I am still nursing a tweaked knee and a sprained butt from the bike crash.

I was still a little nervous last night about how things would work out, but once I got to the park this morning and did a couple of warm up runs in the parking lot, I knew I had it.  The knee didn’t really bother me too much today, maybe that’s starting to heal finally and the butt sprain was only a problem on the few little downhills on the course.

The course was 2 circuits of a 6.55 mile loop.  A barefoot runner passed me early the first time around and I kept him in sight almost to the turnaround then he got a little too far ahead.  My wife said he finished maybe two minutes before me.

I’m feeling really good about coming so close to my 2 hour goal while running injured.  I’d like to find another convenient half to run before the Marathon in March.

I was moving around pretty well most of the day today, too, but I expect to be a little stiff in the morning.

Here’s what I ate today:

  • Breakfast
    • Real Deal Oatmeal
    • Banana
  • Post Run:
    • Green Smoothie, banana, small granola bar
  • Lunch:
    • Beans & Greens, Potato Pancakes
    • More birthday cake
  • Dinner:
    • 2x Anchor Steam Beer
    • Feta Cheese with crackers
    • Portabello Mushroom Burger
    • Sweet Potato Fries
    • Glass of Cabernet

I really relaxed for the holiday weekend…it shows on the scale and in the mirror.  The week coming up with also be challenging.

 

 

 

 

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