Sunday, March 21, 2010

Buffalo Park - Brook Forest - Long Run

Time: 2:45 (guess)
Distance: 18.75 miles
Effort: Easy
Body: Good
Weather: Sunny & warm

Wrapping up a kid's birthday sleepover in the morning, plus great conditions for taking the kids rollerblading meant the weekend long run had to be late in the afternoon. Finally hit it around 4:30 p.m. Parked at Evergreen Lake and did a long loop through Buffalo Park (with drop-dead gorgeous views of the snow-covered Mt. Evans) and Brook Forest. I had no map...just went by feel, exploring roads that actually called themselves "roads" rather than "drives" or "lanes," figuring the "roads" would go for a while. My favorite road name of the day was "Lois Lane." 

Managed to string together a big enough collection of dirt and paved roads to end up with about 19 miles on the day. Watch battery died halfway in, so time was by feel.  Mileage by

My right foot is hurting. Same pain in the forefoot, radiating into the third and fourth toes. First mile and a half were fine, then it hit. Tried walking it off. No dice. Ended up stopping, removing my shoe and massaging the forefoot for three minutes or so. That seemed to do the trick, at least enough to do the run. The pain, before the massage, was not so bad that I "couldn't" run, but bad enough that if it didn't ease I would have known I "shouldn't" run. Not sure what to make of this new problem.

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