Run Notes

I ran this morning for the first time in 6 days. The hiatus was mostly due to my schedule (crazy holiday week/weekend with lots going on) but I was kind of looking to rest for a few days anyhow, due to a little bit of mild discomfort in my right heel the past 2 or 3 times I’ve been out. It’s not PF (I know too well what that feels like) but I think it’s likely due to a knot in my right calf. Today, I used the foam roller on my calves, and did some ankle mobility exercises before going out. While running, I tried to work on keeping my ankles loose and relaxed, as I’ve also been doing lately while swimming. As a result, my running cadence was down very slightly from usual (probably because I was lifting my feet more), but I had no discomfort. It was one of the better runs I’ve had in the heat and humidity this year. Temperature was 80 with a dewpoint around 70, and I again ran a very deliberate average pace of 11:50/mile. I ran 6.9 miles, and felt pretty good the entire time. For the first time, I tried running with a Sweathawg headband underneath my hat, and while it’s a snug combination, I didn’t get a single drop of sweat in my eyes. When these go on sale again, I’ll probably pick up a couple more of them. I have yet to try the X2 (double thickness) bands that I bought, but based on what I’ve learned so far, I think the standard thickness will work fine for me. The exception might be the mountain bike, but it might be a couple of weeks before I get an opportunity to ride my MTB again.