A new week is here for this runner and after taking 3 days off from running, I jumped back into the fray this morning with a 6.5 mile run. Good conditions but I took it easy because I did not want to aggravate my knee which has been giving me an issue over the past week. Armed with a brace I ramped up the pace over the course of the run and by the end, no pain!
So as the afternoon arrives, I have a bunch of running thoughts on the mind today.
All about Gear: Each day I review my run through three different interfaces: Strava, Garmin and SmashRun. They each provide interesting stats and each of these stats give me insights on how to improve. In reviewing the run this morning, I was struck by how "off" my Garmin 220 was today via the GPS. It completely lost me one time which is rare and over counted my run my almost .10 miles (when compared to RunKeeper which I run via my phone). Perhaps a bad day but hoping this does not continue!
A Runner's City: As the summer has gone on and the temps and humidity have risen, more runners are hitting the pavement in the morning from what I can see (or perhaps my routes are becoming more popular...unsure). I was struck by a radio host comments that everyone in this city tends to run. Well up till a year ago, I was not a runner but perhaps the Boston Marathon Bombings have inspired more to run? In any event, the trails are getting more busy.
Upcoming Races - Yankee Homecoming no: I entertained the thought about running the Yankee Homecoming 10 miler in Newburyport, MA but with the 6pm start time, I am unsure if I will be home in time to run it. Looks like a good race though if you are looking for one.
Upcoming Races - Rye Harbor 10k: While I am not running the Yankee Homecoming 10m, I think I will be running the Rye Harbor 10k coming on August 20th. It looks like a great race and scenic. Rather flat as well. Also run at night but perhaps a good thing given it is in the middle of August.
Reach the Beach: Team Guzman will be once again representing at the RTB starting at Bretton Woods this year. This is my first time running it as last year I had to bail with a broken toe. This time there are no broken toes and I am ready! Should be fun once again hanging with the guys for 48 hours as we run 200 miles to Hampton Beach.
Twitter Followers Climbing!: I crossed 100 follows late last week and I just want to say thank you for following along. I will get to my goal of a 1:30 half marathon and having you all along for the ride gives me more octane to complete this challenge. Thank you.
That's about it...
Brendan McCarty is an owner of the McCarty Seasons Condo and also an former athlete hoping to be one again. Running the world in hope of becoming more in shape and a better person. This is his blog.
Half Marathon Routes completed