Ok, really? not so much… Cold.. Rainy.. Wind of up to 30 mph… And this is the day I decide to go do ten miles. Now for those that actually have seen my mileage, I have only run 6 miles at a decent speed (considering that technically I am still recovering), and 6.6 at a slow speed with Dustin.. That would make this 4 miles over my maximum. I am pretty sure that 4 miles is more than 10 percent of 6 miles, but I did have a reason. The Greater Binghamton Bridge Run Half Marathon is on May 15th, and I would really like to run it – But I am not sure if I am physically capable of it. My thoughts were that if I could manage 10 miles today – I could do the bridge run in 4 weeks. So I set out today to do ten miles – my longest run since last November, and definitely my longest run post surgery. Well, I did make it -but I walked 4 times. Not for very far at any given point, but just a little to give my legs a rest as they were letting me know they weren’t happy by mile 6.5.
So.. I still don’t know if I CAN do the Bridge Run Half Marathon. I can’t say I learned anything in the process today, except that I don’t like anyone that was running the opposite direction that I was. I figure that since the wind was in my face, they obviously enjoyed a nice wind from the back pushing them along, but that is a whole ‘nother story. My calves, thighs and hamstrings are all tight. My knees are sore, but I don’t think it’s in the “OMG I NEED A KNEE BRACE” sort of sore. Just letting me know I did a lot today.
I was able to go walk Sams Club (mmm. free food day) without any real problems, so I figure that is a plus. We will see if I can move tomorrow though. My thoughts right now are for a nice 2-3 mile run in my VFFs, as I didn’t wear them today (there was no way I was up to 10 miles in those!), possibly followed by a weight-lifting workout. I haven’t completely ruled out laying on the couch moaning in pain though.