Thursday, June 26, 2008
I've got a turtle-head poking out
Warning: Bodily function talk ahead. Read at your own risk, though I will try not to get too gross.
So last night I made sure to set my alarm so I could be up for my run. When I run during the week, I just wake up and go out the door. When I do my long runs on Saturday, I make sure to get up about 45 min to an hour before I have to leave so that I can make sure to use the facilities. I really hate having to play find the nearest nasty public restroom when I am out on a long run.
Today, I nearly ended up like This Guy (Warning, gross pic ahead,though many of you have already seen it recently)
Luckily, I got home just in time. Did you know there is such a thing as Runner's Diarrhea? This is why I take immodium when I do long runs or races.
Other then the fact I had to slow down my cool down so I didnt esplode, I had a great run. This morning was an interval run. 10 Minutes of warmup followed by 12 X 30 sec sprint with a 2 min active recovery and a 10 minute cool down. As seems to always be the case with any sort of fast intervals running (or swimming for that matter too) I didnt feel like I was going as fast as I was. I always seem to feel like I was faster the last time I did it. My sprints averaged a pace of 6:44 (last time they were 7:13) and my recoveries averaged 10:38 (as opposed to 10:51).. Total, I did 5.16 miles in 50 minutes for an overall pace of 9:41 (last time 9:56). And I didnt have even the slightest twinge of knee pain, so I think my knee is finally healed.