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Treading more lightly

30 Aug

Comments: It was only 74 degrees outside this afternoon and overcast. Great day to run!

Yesterday’s run was still on my mind as I headed out the door around 4pm. My legs were still a bit tight, but not nearly as bad as yesterday. I ended up running 5.63 miles in 1:03:10 (11:15). Hurray!

I ran my regular route but then decided, because of rush hour traffic, to change my way a little and ended up running a part of the Columbus marathon route; the last 3/4 mile of that route to be exact. Of course I ran on the sidewalk, but mentally I was running on the road. There I was making the corner onto Nationwide Blvd towards the finish, feeling pretty darn good! 🙂

Thinking back, I have watched people finish this race and that part of the race is so emotionally charging. I can’t wait until someone screams at me “You are almost there, just around the corner…” or “Looking strong, just a little bit farther and you got it!” as I did to the runners then…I think I heard cowbells during that part of my run! lol

Much better run today then yesterday, that’s all I wanted. Rest day tomorrow!

Time: 4pm

Weather: 74 degrees, overcast

Clothes: Penguin Shirt, Izumi Shorts

Shoes: Asics Gel-1120

Distance: 5.63

Time: 1:03:10

Split: 11:15

Course: Around downtown Columbus

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2 Comments

Posted by on August 30, 2007 in Running

 

2 responses to “Treading more lightly

  1. Cranky

    August 31, 2007 at 7:13 am

    Congratulations on a good run. Hope the 18 goes well–only 4 weeks to my first 18 of the year.

     
  2. Andria

    August 31, 2007 at 5:14 pm

    That’s exciting to have run part of the course. I always picture how it will be at that point in the race. Must have been cool.

     
 
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