The periodical rains of last week kept me from running. Not because of the rain itself, but because of the mudpools it would leave behind. Rain meant I would not be able to run on the horse tracks but only on pavements. Since I want to take it easy on the shins I just waited for better weather. When it turned out to be a bright sunny day yesterday I prepared to go on a run. This time I wore some new gear: shorts and an armband for my iPod.
I'm not really a shorts man but it was definately better then the usual jogging pants I wear. It has a small pocket on the lower back for keys or some change. Quite nice since that part does not move as much while running and I will not be bothered by moving coins or keys.
In addition I put on my new Griffin Aerosport Armband for my iPod. At first I was unpleasantly surprised when it looked like it could not accomodate for the nike+ receiver. But it actually does and its pretty comfortable. I especially like the cable clip.
Being all dressed up, I went on a run, on the horse tracks like I planned. But most of the tracks were still wet and there were huge mudpools. So I was jumping, snake-running, and some times running of the track in order to keep going. It got pretty messy!
The run intervals were at 6 minutes, but like usual, the first one was the toughest. I did the horse tracks two times in one session now and I think I need to start looking for another route. I'm eying another park wich is a bit out of my way but will possibly offer more long unpaved tracks. I'm not sure if it is nice since it looks like it has a big road running right through the middle of it. It's pretty lame that we can't even have a designated piece of forest without roads and pavements and such.
After my run I spent quite some time stretching. I also had a highly unconfortable shower with some hot/cold water therapy. I really hate that cold water it but I think it does really help. I think it really helped since I'm feeling quite recovered today. Or maybe it was the delicious spaghetti after the run :-)
Anyway, here are yesterday's stats:
I like to think that, were I not hindered by the mud, I would have got that 300 meters extra and got my first 5K!