Liz and I went to the gym Tuesday after work and I somehow hurt my shoulder and/or neck and I was pretty uncomfortable yesterday. Turning my head to the left was especially difficult. I found that I was most uncomfortable when I tried to lie down so I haven't slept very well the past two nights. I woke up this morning feeling much better but tired. I didn't get out the door as early as I would have liked, but at least I got my morning run in.
I ran the Minneapolis Marathon on June 5th so I already have a good mileage base built up. For the next month or so, I plan to focus more on increasing speed and then I can build mileage again in August, September, and October. So Thursdays will be 'Middle Distance' days and today's plan was 4 Miles.Thursday
Goal For The Day: Middle Distance
Distance: 4.00 Miles
Time: 28:27. 7:06 avg. (7:30, 6:49, 7:06, 6:59)
Route: Old Town Eureka Loop
Conditions: 68 degrees/humid. 7:15AM.
Notes: Today was fine and fairly unremarkable. I tried for negative splits but I was inconsistent. It was a cool morning but surprisingly humid. I passed an old man who looked like he was out for some exercise of his own as he limped/walked past McDonald's. He laughed at me running by and said, "Don't break the speed limit!" I've received a lot of comments from people when I'm out running, but that was a first.
Total Blog Miles: 4.00