Today’s run (treadmill): 3.2 miles
My plan to get out on the road this morning was derailed by a combination of ice and rain that rendered the streets as slick as a skating rink. That was disappointing, but there’s no way I was going to risk a fall or a confrontation with a wayward car. After two days without a run, I had to do something. So for the fifth workout in a row, I did my run on the treadmill. Not exactly the type of streak I aspire to maintain.
Not running on pavement might have worked in my favor today, as the bottom of my feet are still in recovery mode. I put a 2nd Skin blister bandage on my left foot to help reduce friction, but it was still a little painful with direct contact. Despite their 630 miles, my Kinvaras did a decent job protecting my feet while on the treadmill.
The cold dry air helped keep my sweating to a minimum until I was halfway through the run. I ran at my usual speed through the 2.75 mile point and then increased my speed by 10ths until I reached my targeted time. It wasn’t the bracing outdoor run I’d been hoping for, but it was a solid workout. I was glad to be back to it after a two day absence. Weather.com says there’s a 100% chance of rain tomorrow morning, so I guess my treadmill streak will continue on Saturday. Oh well, at least my feet will be happy.