6.0 Mile Recovery Run Down-back – RunLog 3-8-19

I don’t have a clue what was going on with me yesterday, after feeling like ungh all day, I went to bed early last night and woke up this morning with a spring back in my step that was not there the day before.

It is still colder than hell around heah, it got to -4*F overnight and warmed up to 3*F for Bennie and my morning walkabout. According to the forecast the cold air escalator is shutting down today and we will get back to more March-like or at least average March temps starting this afternoon. That will be nice.

Bennie and Hunter are starting to get along a bit better and we are walking them more and more together. Hopefully at some point they will figure it out and not growl at one another quite as often.

After walking down-back with them, I figured it would be safe enough to do a run down to Tiffany. The dirt road has been plowed by the local truck guys, even though it is closed for the winter and there is a layer of snow on top of the ice that makes walking or in my case running possible through here for now.

Today is a scheduled 6.0 mile recovery run, so I wasn’t worried about trying to run faster through the downback section of the course, it might be decent, but not that great.

Once I got over on Tiffany, I was able to relax and just run. However, on the way back there was about a 10 mph breeze in my face that was a bit chilly coming off the snowbanks, but I lived through it. 😉

The Tempo 9s are beginning to show the mileage, the left heel cup is wearing through the liner and I can see the same thing starting on the right foot as well. It was bound to happen at some point, but they have served me well for 325 miles and while the liner is wearing through, it hasn’t started to bother my feet yet. I would like to get them over 400 before I retire them to the shoes I keep in the truck for those just in case runs that pop up from time-to-time.

Otherwise it was one of those nice recovery runs where I just run comfortably and slowed down from there. The weather will warm-up eventually and it will be nice to get to running outside in shorts and a t-shirt again.

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