I got a much better sleep last night, but I was still contemplating sleeping in and just doing 7 miles with the jogging stroller after work.
Get outside at about 4:15am. My legs are beat. My left leg is just fatigued, and I had some soreness in my right leg too. Not really pain, just not something I wanted to do a lot with. Strength wise, I felt fine. Stomach feels a bit blah, at least it isn't the #2 system. My first mile was really slow. I got to my stretching point and was running a bit late now to meet up with Erin and Lynton, so I hurried the stretches up and trotted on my way. I was a bit worried that my legs wouldn't pull it together and I'd hold them back.
Thankfully a mix of pride and stubbornness helped force myself in a normal fun run pace. As I've talked about before, I always enjoy hearing experienced runners gab about race prep and training. I kept quiet to just feel like part of a community I sneaked into.
The first six miles I was dragon ash (pronounce this like Sean Connery would). The last four miles my legs finally felt a bit more comfortable. I was glad I chose to run early. I wouldn't feel guilty eating a giant breakfast, I can see the starts, and the dark burgundy sky before the sunrise. Lynton not experiencing this pre sunrise run too often had his moment of zen seeing the sky and made me re-appreciate the beauty of the moments we pass while out running. YOLO?
Are you feeling a little stale right now with your running? Starting to feel complacent? Get this poster on your dorm room wall!
Game of Throne Fans: For those of you worrying about the recast for Ser Gregor Clegane being to small, here he is to the right. The small guy to the left? Magnus Ver, the four-time champion of the World’s Strongest Man contest.
He actually weighs the full 419 lbs of Clegane, and has competed and placed highly in World Strongest Man contests, and actually won Iceland's strongest several years running. For those of you who lift weights, his personal bests are 772 lbs raw squat, and 507 lbs raw bench press.
That's enough for today! Happy Pre Friday Eve!