Today was so much better than yesterday’s crap run. I also changed my eating habits again. For the longest time, I ate oatmeal because I stopped buying bread. Well, hello, I’ve begun to go back to having a peanut butter sandwich as my pre-run meal. I haven’t visited a Sport Chalet lately, so no FRS concentrate for me. Boo. Instead I’ve been drinking coffee.
I drove over to Griffith Park and lo and behold I found that the dirt part on Crystal Springs Road is now paved!! That’s a good thing as it would’ve been super muddy during wetter days. There were a lot of teenagers running – the Students Run LA program is up and running, I suppose. Where was this program when I was in school? Dang.
I brought a water bottle with me as I ran, and I think I might get the hang of this Chi Running. I think. Your feet have to land either right under you or behind you. They can’t land in front of you or you end up hitting the ground with your heel first. I think the point is to hit somewhere in midfoot to toe. (Correct me if I’m wrong, Chi Runners!)
Anyway, I think I could do this a lot more if I had more stamina. My poor training has really screwed up my stamina and long distance running. Gotta change that.
I also added a new component to today’s “long” (what a joke) run. At almost every walking break I took, I did a set of 10 push-ups against the side barriers along the golf course. I ended up doing 6 sets of push-ups, and my arms felt like jelly when I got to the car. (Weaksauce.) Overall, I felt great! I think I could’ve run another loop if I had fuel and time on my hands.
Run: 4.9 miles