Perfect Running Weather!!! Whether my Running technology works or not!

This unseasonable weather – is AWESOME!!!!   Normally I am unable to run whenever we get “perfect running weather” – so I am enjoying it even more!  All those days this year where the sun was shining, are being made up for – NOW!  And I love it.  Last night the timing was going to be tight – Our kids had “Family Dodge Ball Night” (Horace Mann does some of the absolute coolest things for their kids,) and it was Voting Day, so I couldnt’ do a nice leisurely long run in the 68 degree (IN NOVEMBER!!!!) temperatures. I decided that the “run for the ride” was the way to go – so I headed out toward my wife’s work.

Notice the big gap at the end?

When I “Run for the ride” – I need to get to my wife’s workplace, before she gets out of work.  Other wise I need to run home as well  – a situation that would be unacceptable with our tight timing last night.  It’s an incentive to make it a quick run.  I kept up a decent pace, even though my cardio trainer stopped as I headed across the Route 201 Bridge.  The good news is that I lost it because my wife  called – so I no longer had to worry about not getting there in time, but my CardioTrainer never picked back up.  Regardless – it was a great run!

I have been noticing a bit of shin-splint-like pain after my runs, but it isn’t bothering me WHILE I run.  I have been stretching my calves after each run, and massage that area during the day.  (If my wife is reading this – I am sure THE STICK would help with my shin splints.. Just saying.)  My legs are tired, but not “in pain.”  So I feel like my current training methods are fairly sound.  In another few weeks I will be looking at my overall schedule and begin to add some speed work into it.

100 Up Exercise Progress:

Due to last night’s time crunch I did not perform the 100 up exercise directly before my run.  However, as I ran – I did continue to focus on my form.  I actually tried lifting my knees more – in an exaggerated “perfect form.”  Strangely it felt faster.  I suspect I was moving my legs faster in response to lifting it higher and pumping my arms more. I will try this again, and let you know what I find.

This morning I did 100 of the Minor. I am unsure of when to add the Major, or if I switch to the Major.  Should I perform the Minor until I no longer feel the muscles “working”?  The problem with trying a new exercise based off of a brief quote in an article – is all the unanswered questions.


I run, because I am a runner. Having realized that I have always "been a runner" - even when I went years with out running, I am learning how it has integrated itself in all aspects of my life. When I started running in highschool, my perspective on life changed. Funny that I didn't realize how much it had affected it until just recently.

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