July 10, 2005
the week just blew by
The week just blew on by, and my weekend officially started last night at about 8:30 pm when the process I'd been babysitting since Friday night finally completed. Unfortunately, my weekend ends the same time as everyone else's. Next weekend I don't have to work, yay.
The current hurricane did not hit us but came close enough to make the weather very windy and rainy and generally hellish for GPSs. Today's run was supposed to be 20 miles, typical slow/faster/faster, but the GPS kept losing the satellite signal and gave up for good just after 10.5 miles. I decided to forget about real distance and just run for 3 hours. After 2:20 I stopped home for water and the last 5K of today's TdeF stage, and then plowed through the last 40 minutes like a draft animal (the first 10 minutes of this were a real struggle). Because I was feeling generous (and because I'd noted an 8:15-ish avg pace before the GPS quit) I decided to call this 21 miles. I was sore from the minute I stopped running, and I'm not sure why. After a nap and a bath and an afternoon spent (mostly) sitting or lying around I feel some better, but I hope I will feel better still. I have 80 miles and another round of dental surgery coming up this week.
Posted by joe positive at July 10, 2005 5:45 PM