Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Day 62C--Sand

I ran at the beach this morning with other T2 runners. Not just near the lake like my Saturday runs, but on the actual sand of Foster beach. This is a pretty accurate portrayal of what our steps looked like. What that means is that the normal push you get when you run isn't really there, because the footing isn't stable. Running in the sand is both easier and harder than running on pavement. It's easier in that it works different muscles, giving your usual muscles a rest. It's harder in that each step is a test of ankle stability.

Running right next to Lake Michigan at 6:30 in the morning is a great way to start the day. It was calm and the sun was barely over the horizon and shining off the water. I'm still not a fan of running before work, but I think I'm a fan of running in the morning. It was still cool, not hot and humid like it will be this afternoon. It was also quiet. When there are very few people up and about, the city is really quiet. It's completely different.

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