Nice early morning 8M run. First 3M at 7:20ish pace, last 5M at 6:52ish pace. Felt great...nice weather, have to get out at lunch again to maximize it before the bad weather comes.
total time: 56:21 (Saucony T2 - 111 miles)
Nice MP (6:21) 7M run at lunch on a nice but very windy day. Heading out (3M) at avg. 6:30 pace, but coming back averaged more like 6:15ish (with the wind for most of this part of the run).
total time: 44:24 (Saucony T3 - 358 miles)
Kind of cool statistic observed today...noted 15 people from my office out walking/running/excercising at lunch, approximately 5% of my office...man are we a healthy bunch!
Other note..took my wife to see the orthopedic doc today...see started running this past spring and ran in two 5K's in May/June, but stopped running after her knee started really hurting her. I suggested rest, ice, anti-inflammatory...kinda of work (I figured she had chondromalcia). The Doc confirmed the chondromalcia...due to a structural issue in her knee. Her kneecaps actually ride at a 45 degree tilt over her knee under flexion and therefore cause a lot of pressure on the outside of edge of the connective tissue and create a quite a bit of roughing and inflammation. Nothing to really do about it (at least for now) besides meds, ice, strengthening of the quad muscle (which she has strong quads!). But has turned her off of running after a good start this spring. Dang it.