… you have a really awesome run, even though you have something go against you. (and yes last night was a blue moon)
This morning was a 90min Hill run. I decided to stay local and head straight to the kiwi. I decided not to take the head torch, I thought that by the time I got up to Harry Ell it would be light enough.
You know, since I moved house, I always start a run feeling really good for about the first minute, or however long it takes me to get to the end of the street. Thats because its a slight downhill, then you feel rather crap when you move on to the flatter stuff, just not as easy as that first minute 🙂
Anyway today it was straight up, and was feeling good on Hackthorne. There was a couple of brave souls out on the bike, and I could hear them huffing and puffing ages before they passed me. As I was going up, I was reflecting that it is actually easier for me to run up then cycle up.
Anyway, my timing was way of and it was still almost pitch black when I hit Harry Ell. There was three things that allowed me to continue on my way. 1: i have pretty good night vision, 2: I know Harry ell like the back of my hand, I knew when the track gets a bit knobbly and walked that bit, 3: There was an awesome full blue moon out this morning.
It was very irritating when there was a few people on the track with torches, once I passed them it took my eyes a while to adjust. Eventually the sun started to come up and I started to put the hammer down and was powering up the rest of the way. The run back down was just as good.
I used my road shoes today, and they don’t have the orthodics in them. This is the 2nd run I have had without them and the 2nd really great run I have had. I am worried about injury possibilities. But on thinking the only reason I really started using them was more because of the neuroma rather that my pronation. The neuroma was absolutely fine today, so I am rather hopeful. 🙂 Without the orthodics I “feel” my feet more, I can feel the muscles work and I think I am less clumsy.