Saturday, April 11, 2009

Climb That Hill

Activity: Run
Date: 04/11/09 09:39 AM
Distance: 14.25 miles
Time: 2:42:44
Speed: 5.3 mph
Pace: 11' 25 min/mile
Calories: 1376

Today's long run with the track club started at La Jolla Shores - right on the beach, and went up the coast to Del Mar and back, but we came back through Torrey Pines and by UCSD. This run includes a huge (killer) hill with a pretty steep incline. I did OK and felt really good about this particular run. I'm not beat up like I was last week. It was also drizzling and much, MUCH cooler than last week's run. It was perfect running weather. I was prepared for the weather this time. I wore my leggings for the entire run, but had an huge pair of old running shorts in my car, which I put on after the run, then jumped in to the water to cool down my hot, swollen legs in the 50-something degrees water.

The water felt good once I got used to it. I went half-way in.

It also looks like I'm going to lose a toenail. The big toenail on the left foot is nice and purple, doesn't hurt, but feels weird. I wish it would just fall off already. I briefly thought about photo documenting the toe, but I'll spare you all.

Thursday's song :
I Second That Emotion - Smokey Robinson & the Miracles - Miss Rachel



AKA Alice said...

Good lord, you're getting speedy! And brave when going into the water. It was COLD when we got done running...

It was a good day. Perfect running weather!

Melanie said...

Would love to be able to jump into the ocean post run! Have yet to lost a toenail. Sounds like a great run!

Anne said...

This was always my favorite run in the RnR program. I even loved volunteering at the last water station last year. Yes, yesterday was perfect for running it too.

And, regarding your last post, I'm glad you found a great deal in the girl's department but also saddened that it's come to that. I guess it's true that young girls now are hitting puberty much earlier. Both my daughters were very athletic and therefore late bloomers so I never noticed the vanity sizing in their dept.

NotSoccer Mom said...

oh come one, we all want to see the toe already!

Backofpack said...

I'm sportin' four toes w/o nails at the moment - welcome to the club!

Irene said...

AKA Alice,
I don't know about speedy, but I guess it's better than I was before.

It sure beats the ice bath. This will be my 4th lost toenail. :)

It was the perfect day for a run. It would be great if marathon day was just like that! My daughter was so thin as a child that she likes things that are close fit, so she often 'trolls the children's department. This was the first time I checked out the girls area.

Uhhh, nope! Maybe I'll draw a picture of it! It's nice and purple!

Toenails are so over rated! I've never lost more than one at a time.