Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Day 2

Today I was scheduled to run 6 miles. I was out the door by 6:40am. It was *perfect* running weather. 59-60 degrees and sunny. I would have been a bit chilly in a tank top, so I ran in a t-shirt and shorts. Although t-shirts tend to be a bit more bulky to run in, I always feel so much more "free" in them. We did the west Oakwood-Kettering loop. Lots of hills, but very peaceful. There were lots of runners out this morning. I was wondering if they too had just started marathon training? A lot of days, I don't pass a single soul. Although, I tend to run more "public" routes because of Cooper. He completely freaks out every time he sees another dog. I took the downhills easy - my shins are still a bit sore. I had twinges of knee pain too, but nothing horrible. My biggest fear is injury. I had one minor injury (peroneal tendonitis) during my half-marathon training. Good shoes has (hopefully) fixed that. I'm not quite sure how my shin splints came about? I made a mental note to make sure to ice them today. Overall, I felt pretty good. I had enough left in my legs to do some sprint work at the end. And with that, Day #2 was in the books!

Oh yeah - my mantra: Mind~Body~ Soul~ 26.2

That pretty much sums it up. This marathon/training takes a strong mind, strong body, and total soul committment.

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