Got a few miles in without knee pain, but I can feel that it isn't quite healed up yet.
2.8 mi - 35:26
2.6 mi - 27:28
I know these times can barely be called running, but it is all I can do without feeling like I am doing damage. I heard a great quote:
Make Friends With Pain and You Will Never Be LonelyAlso had a great swim today, 1000yds in 16:09; fastest I've swam in a long time.
Yesterday I went out and helped with the Mesquite Caynon 50K race and swept the course. I got in 21 miles while taking down signs, pulling hundreds of ribbons and staying with the last runner. It took me 6 hours 25 minutes to cover the 21 miles or a pace of 18:23, but some of that was time stopped pulling down signs, so I don't feel too bad plus it was a lot of fun being out on the beautiful course. Check out these photos and you will see why I had a good time. Arizona does have some beauty, but you do have to look for it. I was able to see countless lizards (one about 9 inches long that looked like a small dragon), and one small snake. Also, during one section of the race with slick rock downhills I kept coming across a big black crow and I kept thinking is that bird a bad sign, so I took it very easy and made sure my footing was solid. Anyway, it was a fun way to give back to the community; pay it forward style. Maybe someday I'll want to put on a race and hope that someone would help me out, plus it was a lot more fun than sitting at an aid station. I loved getting in the beautiful miles, even if it was slow.