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Monday, October 22, 2012

Early Bird Gets Worm

I am not a morning person.  I typically won't run in the morning unless it is a race day or I'm forced to do so (IE: PT).  Well, I was up at 4:00 am and couldn't get back to sleep so I decided to go for a morning run ("yawn").

It was cold, the temp was around 50f degrees and the grass was damp.  I was a bit sore from yesterday evening's 1.5 mile run but stretched out to warm up the legs.  I set off for what I thought was only going to be 3-5 miles but I pushed on to 10K.  It took me 3 miles to warm up and I started to bonk after mile 6.  I noticed that I was on a 10K PR pace and kept pushing.

I tapped the stop button on my GPS and clocked in at a 48:48; a new 10K PR (besting my prior time of 50:20, set on June 27th, 2011).  I was amazed!  All credit goes to my new shoes (and that Red Bull I drank to jump start my heart).

One thing is for sure, the shoes do not hold up well to damp grass (they were quickly saturated when I crossed over the neighbor's lawn).  Scotch Guard will do the trick!  Otherwise, my initial thoughts of the new lightweight running shoes: "you can pry them from my cold, dead hands!"

I'll try to attempt a longer run later this week.

Take care and stay safe!

Happy running and God bless! 
"Fight the good fight, finish the race, and always keep faith"
2 Timothy 4:7

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