4.45 miles outside in 35:22 – not bad considering how I felt through the night and most of the morning

I had 9 miles on the schedule for this morning but I woke up around 4 am feeling pretty awful with a headache and stomach issues – I tossed and turned until probably 7 am before I fell asleep, to be promptly woken before 8 by the kids. So considering I probably fell to sleep around 1 there wasn’t much rest last night!

I was still not feeling good when I got up and the wife took the kids to their last curling practice for the season. I had a bit of a bite to eat and took something for my head.

I finally started feeling a bit better about 30 minutes later but by that time there was no time to run before I had to get to the curling rink to pick up the boy to take him to his robotics class.

Still wasn’t feeling that great after that and after lunch but we went out to do some shoe shopping because the boy had outgrown the last of his running shoes. While we were at the store I noticed that they had Nike Pegasus 30s on the shelf…? Odd since the 31s have been out for a year or so. Now I love the 30s but I am not overly fond of the 31s – in my mind they broke them – the 31s aren’t as cushy and the change in the heel to toe ratio is not to my taste. The changes for the 31s were basically my reasons for finally trying Hoka One One Cliftons. I love the Cliftons as well and I am glad I have discovered them because they are great for doing the real long distance runs without destroying my legs. But there is just something about the 30s for shorter runs and halves that just works for me.

I actually decided to retire the last pair of 30s I have last night and my knee started hurting when I did a short run in them. I figure I should have been able to get another 30-50 miles out of them but my knee disagreed.

But now here were 30s….did they have stock in my size? They did! They were also doing a buy one get half off the next pair promotion so got them to check on a second pair… Score! A second pair in my size! Awesome!

This basically means I can use a pair on the treadmill, have a pair for quick runs outside and use my Hokas for longer runs. I am fully equipped again!

So, now we get the shoes home and I am actually feeling ok…I figure I should get out and do one lap around the neighborhood at least so that I got some miles in today. I put on one of the new pairs of Pegasus 30s and off I went. I also decided to wear shorts instead of leggings because even though it is back below freezing again here I am done with winter!

I started off feeling a bit slow but didn’t really know how fast I was going because it took a few minutes before my Garmin finally synced up – apparently I wasn’t going slow after all. In the end I ran one lap (4.45 miles) around the neighborhood in 35:22 – that might be the fastest I have ever done one of those laps. Pretty solid run!

I was starting to get a headache again by the time I finished so hopefully the issues from overnight don’t come back and wreck my scheduled 20 miler for tomorrow morning.

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