Friday, November 09, 2007

Rest Day #5

no mileage, Chandler, AZ - My leg is feeling better. Today is the 5th rest day in the past 6 days. Tomorrow I might do a short run to test things out. Sunday I have the New Times race. I was planning on doing the 5k, followed by about a 10 minute rest and then the 10k. My leg will determine if I run both or if I run at all. I will at least crawl the darn 5k, so I can wear the tee I got for participating.

Trivia: In Arizona what can happen on the ninth Tuesday before the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November? Or - "El noveno martes antes del primer martes despues del primer lunes de noviembre" for those that only read spanish. And if you only read spanish, this must be a really confusing blog.

blog note: I'm trying to put my end mileage and the city I did it in at the beginning of each post. Kinda like what you might see in the newspapers.

Update: If you don't read Pokey's blog, now would be a good time to do so. Pokey is one of my running buddies. She's getting ready to run her first half marathon, the Big Sur Half in California. Today she wrote a great post which I'm sure a lot of us can relate to.

Update Again: mile 1032, Chandler, AZ - I felt good around 8 pm at night, so I thought I would test my leg. I got in 2.2 miles and it felt great. I could feel a knot in my leg at the end, but it wasn't bad. I think I'll be ok on Sunday. It was a nice 26 minute jog.


K80K said...

I like the mileage at the beginning of your post. I wish I had kept track of all of my mileage like that.

Chad in the Arizona Desert said...

Now I know why I thought you weren't putting up new posts...your New Times post as a 2009 date on it so it keeps showing up at the top of your blog. I'll catch up now.

Jeff said...

Pat -- don't push it on the leg. If it doesn't feel right, it can only hurt you down the road. Don't want to screw with your PF Chang's training.

Pat said...

Thanks Jeff, I read it after I ran. but, you're right. I won't push it, I want to run the marathon come January.

Non-Runner Nancy said...

I'm so proud of our Pokey. Wasn't that fantastic??!!

If you are up to it, I hope you will join us for the first ever 8 on the 8th Run: A Virtual Race for Running Blogging Friends. Yes, I just made that up. :D Isn't it cool? I made up the lame logo too! Check my site.

Hope your leg is healing.

J~mom said...

Pat, I hope all is well with your leg!! I will see you tomorrow! Karen's post was fantastic!

J-Wim said...

Happy thoughts for you. enjoy your race and take care of your wheel - you only have 2 so you need to take care of those babies!