Post-Run Report: June 21, 2017

Today’s run was actually really quite good. I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to run due to Tropical Storm Cindy, but she actually made the weather nice for me since it was a mere 87 degrees outside when I ran and very windy. The wind kept me cool, and pushed me on half of my laps which felt good.

I started with 100 push ups, and while I pushed just a little to get there, I’m glad I did. It’s a mental limit for me that I want to make a new minimum for push ups, so I’m glad I hit it again today. I then set out for my run, and the first mile pace was pretty decent without being too out of breath. As each mile progressed, I was slower, but the final pace was sub-9 which is what I aim for. I figure sometime around September I’ll start pushing harder to prepare for my next PFT, but for now, I’m okay with trending faster in a more natural manner.

One thing of note is that for the last mile, my legs were burning, but for some reason, I didn’t get the dreadful feeling I usually experience when my legs burn. This time, I totally accepted it, and I actually was completely okay with it which made the run more pleasant. I don’t know if this is a new thing that will happen on every run or if it was unique to this run and wil possibly be a rare experience; only time will tell. Either way, it was a very pleasant run today, and I’m glad I was able to get out there and get it done.

Tropical Storms and Running

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I don’t mind running in the rain, but with the following caveat: I don’t want to start when it’s raining. If it starts raining after I’ve started the run, I’m okay with that. It actually feels nice. But I don’t like starting in the rain.

We have a Tropical Storm off the coast that is threatening to dump a lot of rain on us as early as this afternoon. If that happens, I’ll be forced to either skip today (which is dumb because it’s supposed to be raining tomorrow all day) or I’ll have to use our exercise cycle for the first time.

We bought the exercise cycle for my wife. She has a knee injury and can’t run for a few months, but she’s able to use the bike. I also figured it’d be something I could use on days when it’s not feasible or possible to run. And now, it seems that day might be today.

I really hope I can just go out and run. It’s not going to be too hot out today, and I really want to hit the same course I did on Monday. I’m not looking to blaze the ground with speed, but I am looking forward to getting at least 90 push ups and a sub 9:20/mile if possible. I know I can run faster, but since I’m nursing some aches, I think it’s better to take it easy and just get the heart rate up.