First run since Reach the Beach five days ago. Trying to give the ankle time to recover fully. Annoyed that it's *still* very slightly swollen and some restricted movement, but thankful that running seems to be no problem at all, just worried that I'm delaying full recovery. 7.2 miles to the lake, around, and back. 6:30-something pace, Garmin was dead, ran extra because of traffic crossing Main St. so not exactly sure, but definitely sub-6:40. Pretty good/strong run.
Pushing, flying even at some points, but relaxing. I recently randomly read something in some running book at Borders about how running doesn't actually require much strength, it's about momentum, forward, falling forward, and keeping the momentum going. Thinking about that actually seems to help, I think my form is improving, ever so slight forward lean, falling.
Anyway, felt like a real runner. Almost thinking I can start putting on some more serious miles, gear up for marathon again, maybe, after so many races this year, some injuries, back to build up, we'll see.
Don't want to continue with the crazy race schedule, but here are some upcoming possible races ...
Run For All Ages 5K
Sunday, October 29, 2006, Noon
Falmouth in the Fall 7.1M
Saturday, November 5, 2006, 1:00pm
Same course as the famous Falmouth Road Race
Veteran's Memorial 11K
Saturday, November 11, 2006, 11:11am
Feaster Five 5M
Thursday, November 23, 2006, 8:30am