Saturday, March 5, 2011

Day 5...

So, I have made it to and through Day 5. I know that there are a lot of miles ahead of me, but today marks the passing of 10% of the run! That is a milestone I am glad to hit. Several people who have done this run advised me that if you can make through the first 10-12 days, magic happens and your body says "bring it" for the rest of the run.

Today was a tad harsh. It started with a bit of rain and did not let up all day. At first, I did not mind it. However, as the day went on, the rain picked up and the temperature (mid-50s) did not, my muscles started to tighten up. I had to put on rain gear.



Running in the rain along a decently travelled state highway was rough. Every truck that went by me would spray a mixture of cold, dirty mist right at me. Also, the puddles were not a joy to splash through! Cold and wet, they seemed to make me feet weigh 10 pounds more!



We had no interaction with people today on the road. I was the only knucklehead out on the road and not in a car. We got lots of horn beeps and raised thumbs...but no stoppers. It was raining hard enough to dissuade anyone from wanting to chat.

All in all, I did 44 miles. I did cut it short by a few of the planned route, but the cold, wet weather was stiffening me up to the point where I was worried about pulling something.



Tomorrow, Day 6...crossing through to 300 miles in week one! Rest Day Eve! Columbus, Georgia, here we come!

4 comments:

  1. Congrats on getting through the rain. Now get some rest and eat plenty of warm meal. You did GREEAT !

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  2. Haha, 'bring it' yeah! Ed's got Tiger Blood.

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  3. You are making this look easy! Keep it up.

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  4. Hope Sunday is a day of great success without the rain. Either way; you can do it!!!

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