Yeah. I made my return to the Running Room, not invited, but because it was handy, and just what I needed today. I was actually supposed to be at a FlyFishing boot camp today, but since it was so cold out at –5c and snowing, I decided to run instead.
It was my longest run of 2012 by 7 kilometers. I knew I might be pushing my luck but it turned out fine. I am tired now, was tired on the run, but kept up and am only a little sore. I guess the TKO workouts are helping. It was a really challenging route as well. Long LONG uphills and quick short downs. I was nervous as we headed farther West as I knew the climb out of the park gets more and more challenging.
The group was a mix of runner friends I know and new people (to me), so it made for good conversation.
Question: When people ask the question about barefoot running I am allowed to answer right? Or are you asking just to be polite? Hmmm. My answers seem to getting shorter and shorter, to the point of being dismissive. People seem ok with that too.
I wasn’t even barefoot. I wore my Vibram KSO’s today. I found myself wishing for the little bit of extra cushioning that the Spyridons have by the time we hit about 13k and were heading very downhill. I figure it’s just early season lack of footness. (Foot fitness). I will certainly be stiff tomorrow but the TKo will help work it out fo sho. But generally the KSO were just fine.
Oh, and I decided to take the little green camera out on a run again too. I got 6 shots before the card I grabbed was full, but got a couple nice ones nonetheless.
Ran into quite a number of run buddies too! Peter (here’s his blog) turned around and ran with us for a while. He is worried that the Boston Marathon allowing deferments for this year to next because of the weather will affect his chances to get in to the race in 2013. He has no problem qualifying, just the spots taken up may leave less room in the entry categories. We’ll see I guess.
Otherwise a maintenance weekend around the house as we are busy for the next number of weekends. Good Luck to everyone running Boston stay safe, and to everyone else, have a great week!