19 May 2010


With yesterday being a rest day, I opted for a short monring and short afternoon run to get some miles without killing myself. I am a little concerned with my abdomen issues and I want to make sure to give myself some recovery time before this Saturday's race, the Scenic City Trail Marathon. I selected that race as a long training run in preparation for the 108K ultra in Germany. Anyway, Richard stopped by my house at 5AM this morning. For some reason, he did not check his text messages while heading to my house. Otherwise, he would have read the slew of chain messages I sent him, trying to weasel out of this monring's run. I just didn't sleep well at all and wanted to try to catch another couple of hours of sleep. Since he did not respond to my messages, I assumed he was already on his way, and, not wanting to dissapoint him or have him pull up to a completely dark house, I ended up getting ready. By the time he got to my door, I had already finished my first cup of coffee. We decided to go for a short and easy, real easy, 4 1/2 miles around the UAH campus, my old stomping ground, and returned right around 6AM, in thime for the loca news and some breakfast without having to rush to the office.
Later that day, I chose to add another 6 miles by running the Indian Creek Greenway out & back. It was perfect running weather, a slight overcast with little humidity and temeratures appearing to be in the low 60s. Anyway, that added up to a nice 10 miles for the day. I think I'm gonna rest again tomorrow to help my abdomen and groin recover . I'm still not a hundred percent sure where and how I hurt myself.

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