I ran 15 easy miles with Dave Remington, who is also running Badwater. We ran a 2.5 mile out-and-back on the Palouse, up and down the hill. The temperature was a "cool" 85 degrees or so and there was a light breeze. I certainly didn't break a sweat! Then again, our pace was slow and easy. I paid close attention to the left quad, knowing that it would act like tenditis again. That is, painful to start, then eases up as you warm up, and then painful again afterwards. Me, I had discomfort (can't really call it pain) at every step, both up and down, up being worse. I walked a lot. I was antsy. I wanted to run, Run, RUN down the country gravel road. But RESTRAINT is a good thing (remember?), and I kept it real easy.
After we finished, I was absolutely amazed that I hardly felt the quad! In fact, even now, it feels much better. Still there for sure. Gotta be careful, but it is much better (for now!).
So, I've changed personality types since my brother's been here. I've morphed from a Type A to a Type C. He works hard, plays hard, relaxes hard. He has cleaned the carpets, trimmed the willow tree, touched up the wall paint, and cooked me at least one meal every day so far! This morning we were out on the deck drinking coffee and reading the paper (I actually READ the PAPER!), which is something I haven't done for a long long long time. He then made me a "Egg in the Bread," which I haven't had in like 30 years! Here it is......YUMMM!!
Yep, he's fattening me up good for the race! :)
3 weeks ago