Friday, September 26, 2008

The Perfect Excuse

You're not going to let a little HURRICANE stop you from running now are you?

Naah, it's just going to be a bit of wind and rain by the time it gets to us but it does seem to be heading dead center for Saint John where our little run is scheduled for Sunday morning. We shall see what happens...

Meanwhile, back at the ranch I've been 'pleasantly tired' for the entire day as a result of my medium long run yesterday. After a hold back the horses very easy kind of run the day before I guess that this was to be expected. I can never quite get used to running these midweek runs as just another (but longer) easy run as they always manage to do me in, one way of the other. And so, 14 miles and almost 2 hours later I was finished and standing quietly in the cold pond cooling down the legs (and the rest of me as well). That evening it was ice packs and in the horizontal position on the couch as I attempted to recover.

Today, it was that tired feeling that predominated for most of the day as the legs began to recover. The scheduled 8 mile run was cut back slightly to a bit less than 6 as this time I went real easy today at lunchtime. This evening we're busy getting things tied down or put away in our yard so they don't get washed or blown away over the weekend. Now, there's just that little problem of the 1/2 to deal with. I'll need all the luck I can get from the looks of it. See you later!


Garry said...

Just think you will be able to add, Ran half marathon in Hurricane, to your list of running accomplishments! Good luck with that one.

UMaine Cooperative Extension said...

Pleasantly tired is good.

Get some rest and get ready to blow into St. John and rock the 1/2like a hurricane. Sorry about that, I just had an '80s moment.

Judging by today's weather, the forecasts were a little over blown.

Good luck!

Grellan said...

Best of luck on Sunday Mike - don't over do it - leave a little for PEI.

Thomas said...

Pleasantly tired is indeed good, as long as it's not just the second part of it that's achieved.

Running in a hurricane - and they think that I am nuts!

Dawn - Pink Chick Tris said...

If the wind is in the right direction maybe you could shave off a few minutes here and

Heh, I run in blowing snow and minus 35C so running in a hurricane...would be just fine, right???? lol.

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