Friday, March 6, 2009

Another week, coming to a close

I don't know what's been going on lately, but I've been really busy at work. I guess that's really a good thing, though.

Last night I got out to do a run outside. The temperature was around 40 degrees, so it really wasn't too bad. I started out a bit cold, but as the run went on, I was just right (which is idea, I suppose). I wound up doing about 4.25 miles at a 9:30 pace. The knees/ITB felt reasonably OK, so I was pleased there. Probably sitting about 85% good. My calves felt like they lacked some power that they had a month ago, unfortunately. My two weeks of really light running must have made me lose a bit.

My foam rolling has been going well.. My left ITB can be rolled with no issues.. I still have a few tender spots on my right ITB, but it's a lot better than it was.

This weekend, I'm hoping to do an 8 or a 10. I was checking the calendar and thinking about the Pocono marathon this morning. The marathon is on 5/17, and I think there's still an outside shot that I can get there and do reasonably well (for me. I'm not going win the thing, after all). So, I'm going to do my 8 to 10 this weekend and see how it goes. Provided it's OK, and I keep my ITBs all limber, maybe I can make it. If not, I guess the plan goes up in the air..

I was really bummed when my knee started bothering me, because I was right on track to do Pocono, and be adequately prepared.

I guess, worst case, I just run for fitness for a while and see if I can do a fall marathon. We've got some stuff going on in the summer which will take a chunk right out of my training, I suspect, so I really wanted to do a spring one. Oh well. It was really nice having a goal and something to work toward.

So, let's see.. what else do I have? Oh yeah.. My wife was looking at my ShoeWallet the other day. She says to me (with that look) "Why do you have a piece of paper in here with your name and phone number and such on it?" I guess that really freaked her out. I tried to tell her that she'd much rather have me identified immediately after getting hit by a car, rather than waiting for hours or days with me being "John Doe", but that explanation didn't fly very well.

You guys carry ID, don't you? My running buddy got me a Road ID which I should wear more often, come to think of it.

Ah well. Mildly amusing, at least (to me). Keep on rockin', and have a great weekend.


Melanie said...

i got myself a RoadID anklet the other day too. I also try to remember to carry my phone, and a bit of money, just in case. hope this weekend's run goes well, and good luck with the marathon decision! :)

Shannon said...

I think I have a RoadID somewhere, but I don't know where.

I say YES to the marathon, you have plenty of time to train. I guess make your decision after this weekend.

Have a good one!

X-Country2 said...

Hee, your wife and I could be friends. I'd think that exact same thing, and I'M A RUNNER!

Good luck with picking a marathon.

Denise said...

I just checked to see where you were at when you mentioned the Pocono marathon...I was considering that at one point, too.

Head down and run the Philly marathon this fall!!

I wear my RoadID...better safe than sorry!

tfh said...

That's a very good sign if your ITBs can be rolled with few issues-- hope you have a great run this weekend and maybe can think about getting on track, injury-free, for Pocono.

No wife likes to think about something bad happening to her spouse. But keep that info on you. Just try not to let her find out about it in the future. ;)

Lacey Nicole said...

i only started carrying ID/phone since running more than 14 miles. i think that was just for my sanity though,... i don't really like carrying my license and i'd rather carry my phone only, but i guess i'd rather play it safe.

Marcy said...

I always just carry my driver's license in my pocket or fuel belt (HAHAHA when I get around to wearing that thing again)

Ohhhh I hope for the best on the Pocono Marathon. Hopefully you'll feel on the up enough to roll with it ;-)