31 May 2010

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Today, I decided to go for a very easy run, trying not to worsen my lower ab problem. While it does not really keep me from running, it does present a severe discomfort throughout the day, when I stretch my abs. I took the opportunity that presented itself when I dropped of my son at his bass guitar lesson. His instructor lives near the Aldridge Creek Greenway, so I strapped on my shoes and when for a job during his lesson. I figured I can get 5 miles in without killing myself, and I did. I took it real easy, running 9:30 per mile pace. That doesn't mean it actually felt easy. The heat and humidity are just hammering me down right now. I am making a conscientious effort to hydrate throughout the day. Eventually, I figure I get enough fluids to stay and feel strong again during my runs. Right now, it's heavy legs on every run. On top of that, it feels like someone keeps choking the air out of me during my runs. It has to be the humidity. I am going to keep the foot off the gas until I get a handle on this. I have my biggest race ever in two weeks and do not want to risk not being in top condition to run it.

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