After work I went with my wife and tot to the library that just reopened this last weekend in Edgewater. The first floor is half computers and half kids and teen books second floor adult. We both got new library cards, which is a pretty wild evening for us. Kid's favorite book that we took out was a Max and Ruby book.
And of course the biggest news of the night was
Now the run section of the running blog. I have been using the stick pretty frequently and I'd like to think it is helping. My calf was about 95% this morning. I decided to try to do the 600m intervals today. Set up the program in Endomondo and told myself to just ease off a little on top speed. I can hit my time goals and run comfortably in between, but I have a knack for straining my right calf.
Wake up at 4:30, get the G.I. clear, feel a little funky...whatever. Get outside, humid, cloudy, tempting for a fast run. I paced around my start point for the GPS to pick up, but after waiting a few minutes and nothing was happening, I decided to scrap the GPS and go by times. As I wasn't going to be hitting my any 6 minute mile speeds, I decided to time it conservatively. I did 6x2:30 hard runs. This may have been a little more than 600m. It worked me decently and let the run be enjoyable. I'd rather have a mediocre speed day and really good runs the rest of the week, than a really good interval day and 5 other rough runs.
I didn't realize the storms overnight were so bad. A lot brush on the path and some pretty big tree limbs were split or broken. Thankfully the branches were mostly on the grass. There weren't that many people out until about 5:30am, I'm betting a lot of people had a late night partying. To keep up with my reputation for being Mr. Lakefront Waver, my success rate was actually pretty low this morning in the usually rough areas of Lakeview and LP. Although my high five rate was 100%, I crossed paths with the Ruminator and a bombastic high five was had. On my loop back once I got back into my turf, friendlies were out and I about broke even on greetings. And on the plus side, I only ate a few gnats today, but I still am finishing all these runs looking like I went for a swim.
Are you planning on going to the Blackhawks parade Friday?
For you scifi buffs, any book recommendations? I haven't looked into non running/kids books since the near Christmas.
Have a great day!