MCM 2018/T-minus 94: Eclipse

So…I heard something about a lunar eclipse.

Fridays I usually do my timed short run. By design, the Friday short runs become a mile to two longer than the Wednesday runs. I also time the runs, using a handheld pedometer/stopwatch that measures my run distance as well as my time.

I push the Friday runs because I want to see what pace I am able to physically maintain. The MCM stated policy is that runners must be able to maintain a 14:00 mile pace to be able to finish; that is the pace needed to make the Thomas Jefferson Bridge before 1:00 p.m. on race day. If you don’t make The Bridge by 1:00 (when the MCM organizers have to open the Bridge to local traffic), you have to be pulled from the course. I don’t have the stats on me right now, but it was a minor miracle that I made the bridge on time with my swollen left knee.

I planned on attempting to run today, but the leg was not really feeling it; there was also the threat of rain (wasn’t supposed to rain until 8:00 p.m. but there were thunderclouds overhead by 4). Sunday will make one full week since I ran, so I will give it a shot then. I’m hoping the groin/leg can hold up relatively pain-free for three miles, maybe one or two more if I feel like it. I will take the Willows-Shangri-La route and see what happens.

Eclipse? Not me; the weather probably ruined my chances of seeing anything tonight.

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