Saturday, August 11, 2007

Saturday - A Day of Contemplation

No running or other workout today. We did errands and picked up some GU for my upcoming longer runs. In fact while we were out I got a call that our 16.5 mile run is on again for tomorrow morning. I'm glad to hear that, and I feel that I'm ready for it. This will be the furthest I've gone in one run ever. It should be excitig...plus hot and humid. It's 90 degrees now and it's almost 8:30 PM.

I hope that those who had races today did well in them and if you have a race coming up tomorrow that you will do your best!!!

This day has allowed me to rest yet another day and for that my right shin is starting to feel much better...so perhaps listening to my body was indeed a wise thing. I've noticed as the day progressed that any effort of getting up from a chair or out of a car was less and less painful to the point where tonight I'm not bothered at all. The pain has only been there when I get up and put some weight on the right leg...after starting to walk the pain goes away...kind of weird it seems.

I'm flying to Colorado tomorrow afternoon, so after a 16.5 mile run in the morning I get to sleep I hope on the way to Colorado. I will be on the west slope thru Wednesday afternoon and then back in Denver Wednesday night until Friday morning. So I should get in some more altitude running. I hope at least that it will be cooler than here and I know the humidity will be much less.

9 comments:

Marcy said...

Wow Randy!!! 16.5 mi?!? If anyone can do it, it would be you! You're the machine! I'm glad that you're shin is starting to feel better ;D

OMG you and Bonnie crack me up! I TOTALLY didn't even realize I had a man without a shirt in my pics and had to go back to see what you all were talking about. That woman doesn't miss a thing ;-)

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

yay for sleeping on the plane after running 16miles.

and yay for more high altitude training.

i'd give you a yay for GU, but first I need to know what kind you got...LOL

Randy said...

Vanilla Bean GU for tomorrow.

teacherwoman said...

Good luck with the 16 miles tomorrow! I can't wait to hear about it!

J~mom said...

Go Randy!!! I can't wait to hear about the 16 miles but I know you are going to do awesome!!!!!!

Darrell said...

That heat and humidity has got to subside eventually. Have a safe trip.

ws said...

good luck Randy - you are probably already out there running now. Get lots of water into your system before you get onto the plane today!

Of course 16.5 miles is exciting - once you finish that distance you'll know you can finish the full marathon.

On my rest days I "test" my injuries. Sometimes I poke and prod and apply too much pressure to make sure it still hurts!

jkrunning said...

Hey Randy,
Thanks for the comments. I am well versed in the Oklahoma heat. I lived in Lawton for most of my high school and young adult life. OMG--I just admitted that ;-)

Have a great trip to Colorado and good luck with your long run. I can't wait to get back up over 10 miles again.

Jess said...

Hope your run went well this morning and have a good trip to CO! That's my home state! (And actually, I don't know if I ever told you, but my grandpa is an Okie. He was raised in Shawnee, and after WWII, returned to attend the University of Oklahoma -- he's a die hard sports fan still -- but then he moved the clan to Denver. Anyway, thought I'd share that Okie connection!)