I know what you're thinking - 2 posts in one day? I hate reading this garbage, why is he posting more?
Well it's only because I feel like I accomplished something fairly significant tonight at the track. The weather was perfect for me to administer a hard workout to the hearty group that showed up for our last night. It was also perfect for me to attempt a run myself.
The goal was to run a half mile, bumping up a quarter mile from last week.
It was really nice and after 800m (4:34 - yikes) I kept going with Denise running alongside of me for a 4:18 second half (8:52 1600). Denise just won the Harrisburg Marathon over the weekend in 3:02 for her 2nd marathon win of the year.
While that is a slow mile, it's amazingly not the slowest mile I've run this year. That honor would belong to the 11 minute miles I was dropping at the end of Boston.
But whatever I ran and that's all that matters. My knee hurt(s) but I did it. Tomorrow I may continue to pay for it.
Here's a little quote from Ryan Hall's post-NYC blog:
"get back up, even if you have been down for awhile, and keep going at it. I am sure you won’t regret that you did. "
I'll keep it in mind, but I'd like to know when he's really been "down" - ha!