RunLog – November 5, 2011 – A Colorful Image

Wow what a beautiful day to run!

The sun was shining brightly and best of all very little wind (I hate running in the wind), which is unusual for November around here. Although it was in the low 40s, I only wore a t-shirt under my running jacket and a pair of light windpants.

I was very colorful though pants are red nylon, jacket is a bright green and a flourescent orange ballcap (it is after all hunting season and better safe than sorry), gotta get TheWife to take picture of me in this outfit so I can see how 80’s I look :-). Needless to say I was a brightly colored Christmas tree running down the road today – but people can definitely see me coming.

The first 1/2 mile is still the toughest part of the run, my knee doesn’t stop bothering until I get past that mark, then it doesn’t feel too bad. I guess the endorphins kick in. But after that I felt quite good and thought about doing one more mile, but I am really trying to run smart and for the long term not to pickup my mileage too soon.

After the run was over, I walked 1/2 mile for cool down and felt no pain in the knee, which is very encouraging and the best its been since the operation back in May. The physical therapist has been right so far when she told me that it  would be about six months before I would be walking pain free and it would take 8-12 months before I would run totally pain free. So I am a little ahead of schedule plan to keep it that way.

Overall a very good run.

Course:  Philbrick/Howard Circle 2 Laps
Distance: 2.0
Time:  No Time
Pace:  N/A
Weight: 179
Shoe:  Nike Air Presto
Time of Day:  10:30 A.M.