Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Run Journal - #43

Details: 6 x 1min/2min
Shoes: Nike Free 4.0 Flyknit (not a good choice for today)

I actually did two runs today. I prefer to do the speed intervals on a track which isn't easy to get done before work, but this morning was the coolest yet and I woke up early enough before my meetings that I decided to do a very quick run in the wonderfully cool temperatures. I didn't even bring my watch. I just went out for about 20 minutes and ran a couple of miles. It was fantastic.

My actual scheduled run was for 6 intervals of 1 minute run and 2 minutes recovery. The track where I normally do this work was having an event today (soccer match, I think) so I had to head out a little further and where I ended up was actually a dirt track with lots of pebbles. The Nikes are awful for this as their tread pattern sucks up pebbles like a vacuum to the point that it actually impacts the feel of the shoe. Anyway, the run went well. My achilles doesn't seem to be getting better but it's also not getting worse, so I guess I won't complain. A few nice cringe inducing pains in the first warm up mile, but after that nothing too bad and I feel fine afterwards.