03 February 2010


What a glorious morning...NOT. 4:30AM came way too quickly this morning and temperatures had dipped down closer to freezing again. At least it was dry. I had prepped two bottles of Cytomax the night before as this morning's run was going to be a longer one. I opted for shorts, a long sleeve tech shirt with a fleece over it and thin gloves. From the distance I must have looked like a wobbling bicycle coming down the road this morning. I was wearing both my headlamp and a red flashing light for the rear as I headed out the front door of my house. Out of our running group of four, three of us had decided to start our runs from home and basically meet at the top of the Rainbow Mountain trails to finish the run together back at their office. However, I decided to meet up with Richard at his office on my way to Rainbow Mountain, so we could run together. I should have thought that through. This time commitment to meet him at his office at 5:30AM sharp to make it up the mountain trails by 6:30AM meant that I could not be late. Unfortunately, I did leave the house ten minutes late which meant that I had to run what I'd call a four mile pick-up run in order to get to the meeting spot on time. And I did get there in time, exhausted but punctual. From there, Richard and I ran through Research Park straight towards Rainbow Mountain and its trail. Richard had forgotten his headlamp at home and still decided to lead us up the mountain. After barely 20 yards on the trail he took his first, and only, dive of the day. I gave him a 9.9 technical score his ability to recover quickly. As we approach the top of Rainbow Mountain, James and Mike had already arrived, shouting at us from the distance to hurry up. Hey, we arrived at the meeting point at exactly 6:30AM, just as planned. We descended down the mountain trail at a blistering pace. For some reason, James was feeling just that good. Anyway, by the time we reached the bottom of the mountain, we had all regrouped again to finish the run together. At around mile 10, my right quad started to twitch again. I hope to get over this soon. Some regular stretching and good old Ibuprofen should do the trick. Over 13 miles for the day. It is Wednesday morning and almost all of us already logged over 30 miles these past three days. We are all well on schedule with our training and decided a rest day was in order for tomorrow.

1 comment:

  1. 9.9? Well, all I can say is that at least you've learned to stay back to avoid the flailing feet :) 13 today... Woot!



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