Thursday, July 19, 2007
.... Don't Come Back.
I couldn't believe how nice it was for my run this morning. What I really wanted to do was 4 miles today, and then 7 tomorrow. But, with how perfect the temperature was, I just had to go all the way. I chose an out-and-back path, mostly along the golf course, river, and through the park. There was just enough shade from the huge trees, and the breeze was wonderful!
The first 50 minutes were perfect. I ran about 7-9 minutes with 1 minute walk breaks. I felt like everything was insync. Then, I stopped to grab a powerade from the machine in the park, took a few minutes to drink it, and then was on my happy way.
About 7 minutes in, my right knee started making a clickity-clack noise. I stopped to walk, and ended up walking for almost 7 minutes. Talk about discouraging. The first half+ was wonderful... what's the deal now? I struggled with the last couple miles, taking more walk breaks than I wanted to.
But, I finished and tomorrow I will most likely take a rest day. Maybe I will go for a three mile walk with my sister.
ORN: 7.28 miles
Avg Pace: 12:54
Avg HR: 171
Max HR: 180
Humidity: 72%/ 45%