It's always a good feeling when the yearly mileage counter ticks over to triple digits, and that milestone came two months earlier than in the marriage-shortened 2011. Yes, last night's three-miler pushed me up to 103 miles.
Had my previous run not been so short, I might have achieved this feat last month, but alas it was not to be, as the run left me a few tenths of a mile short of 100 miles.
Last year, my 100th mile was run in bare feet. While we've had a mild winter, it has not been mild enough for me to brave a barefoot run just yet.
After my run, I completed a trifecta of strength exercises, with 20-pound dumbbell curls (four sets, 10 reps each), bicycle-kick sit-ups (four sets, 30 reps), and push-ups (three sets, 10 reps). I had gotten away from my post-run strength routine, having added a longer core workout on an off-running day the last couple weeks, and it felt good to get back to it.
This weekend's running plans call for a six-miler and another three-miler, with the longer run will likely being done on trails, perhaps on the same course as last weekend's mud skiing venue. I'll have to get out there early with a busy weekend ahead, as the Mrs. and I will be celebrating the Leap Day marriage of our good friend and matchmaker, Gin.
Wherein it's not you, it's me
BrianFlash brings up a good possibility about those regular runners: "I always thought the runners around here were completely non-friendly. It is rare that I get a return wave.
I realized it was me when I ran with my wife a few months ago. Everyone acknowledged her greetings..."
Answer: Considering my default face is also my mean face, you might be right.
Carolina John suggests there might be another app for that: "The MapMyRun app is pretty popular. It can drain the battery pretty fast though, esp if you ever decide to go for a long bike ride."
Answer: While I would probably not go on a long bike ride, I do doubt my phone's ability to make it through a long run over two hours. I just assume that's the drawback of using the GPS feature. Am I wrong?
Happy Hour is nearly upon us, teammates! Have a finely brewed weekend. Run well and drink well. Cheers!