The Loop






Central Park Loop


Blue skies, 50 wonderful degrees


61 minutes

Week total


For some reason this week, my muscles decided to wake up. My body decided a while back to be sore on the 2nd day after a workout. So, given my run from Thursday, my quads were a bit tight. And right now? the right side of my bum is spasming. No, it’s not to where you can see it, but it’s enough to bother me, and it hurts somewhat. I don’t know what today’s run is going to do to my body.

The pace was about 10:10. I don’t know why there’s such a difference between the shorter and the longer runs.30 seconds, that’s a pretty big deal. My body has a lot to relearn. It wasn’t bad, though. My stride is short. Way back when I had a longer stride I developed a ticky knee, so I shortened my stride to reduce the chance of injury. Heartbreak Hill was challenging, but definitely conquerable. I didn’t stop. I settled into a rhythm and ignored everyone passing me. I passed only walkers and the moderately to severely gimpy runners. Even then it seemed they’d pass me only to wait for me to catch up to them so they could pass me again. 

The first half hour always goes more slowly than the back 30 minutes, which usually gets me feeling pretty amazing.

I wish the rest of the winter could be like today.

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