Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Feet of Fleeting Frustration

There's no doubt the Viper suffered from a two-day hangover after the Summer Un-Solstice Challenge. A long slog like that calls for purgative. I needed to feel fast and light even if I wasn't all that fast nor all that light.

My feet haven't trod my four-mile route in months. My legs felt surprisingly springy as I started my watch and bounded up the street. Residual anger built up over the last two weeks of less than stellar training propelled my stride ever forward. I cruised around each turn, jumped up the Bastard Garman Hill and flew back home. It felt good. Exactly what I needed. Back on the horse. Today is a new day. Six weeks until the Akron Marathon. Here I come.

8 comments:

B.o.B. said...

Good for you sir. Rest was needed. Back on that proverbial horse.

Funnyrunner said...

good for you. This month's (or last month's?) Runners World did a comprehensive article on how the heat adversely affects runners and how much slower we should expect to be... which makes me feel better, and probably you, too!

BrianFlash said...

Team Flash will be conquering Ohio in several weeks. The USAF Marathon course in Dayton is going down!

Congrats on recovering from the crazyness.

Al's CL Reviews said...

Nice job

Roisin said...

Yeah! There's nothing like a good run to wipe away (mostly) the memory of a whole WEEK or two filled with crappy run. Congrats man.

Jess said...

Yay! Glad you had such a revitalizing run!

X-Country2 said...

Love runs like that!

M2Marathon said...

Just when you want to throw in the towel...THAT'S when you get a good run in. It's just the way it works. Glad you got yours.