I've rested, stopped drinking alcohol and haven't really run since Tuesday yet today's run was painful. Oy! I have a full taper week ahead before the marathon so I'm not that worried. I did notice a few things about today's run that I'll make sure I change. One of them was that being flatfooted I rub my socks in the same place at the arch of the foot. Well the socks are pretty much worn out at that spot leaving me with a blister. Those socks are now in the trash. I'll be buying a new pair of running socks this week. May wait for the Expo on Friday and buy some there.
I had wanted to do a really long run but consulting various websites I realized that 10 miles was what I should run today. So I headed out to run. It was a bit brisk in the shade but nice in the sun. After being in the sun for a bit when I did get back in the shade it was almost too much. The sweat was cold on me! Brrrr....Luckily I got back in the sun really quickly. Damn winter! The run wasn't anything new. Just the usual loop around West Hollywood / Beverly Hills. Some of the run was on the LA Marathon route but then again I live near mile marker 12 so it was easy enough to do.
I did have a few moments of feeling good while running but mostly it sucked. Oh well not every run can be great. I got to remember that I've had horrible swim practices right before a meet then do some of my best times. One workout means nothing. It's just a blip in the training. On my run I ran past this big house with a tiny lil' Smart Car in the driveway. I thought it was funny and snapped a pix.