Tuesday, September 9, 2014

09/09/2014 Afternoon 5 miler with deer

Today I got to run with some wildlife.  As I turned a corner about 2.5 miles into my run, I looked up to see two bucks staring at me.  Both 6 pointers, they looked then trotted a little farther away.  I then caught up, they stared, and finally trotted into the woods.  I will say, for a second I thought I was going to be a part of one of those videos about when animals strike.  They didn't seem overly scared of me.  However, I escaped unscathed.

Don't worry, these aren't the deer!
Before I went out for my run, I rolled out both feet with the lacrosse ball.  I have to say that it makes my feet feel good to do.  They feel more responsive and less like creaky old man feet.  I am making this part of my running routine.  

The heel pain is much better.  I do have some arch pain, but I think that's because I stepped on a black walnut with full force yesterday and it hurt a bit.  I will live through these injuries apparently, so I'm letting them go.

I ran 5 miles today and I upped the pace quite a bit.  Yesterday I did 6.5 miles at 9:13/mile pace for an hour.  The 5 miler I just finished I ran at 7:49/mile pace to finish up in 39:05.  As I focus on a lot during my running, varied paces do a lot for your mind and your body.

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