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I don't know why but for some reason I like taking photos of training food; must be the pretty colors. A couple of side notes: I miss the old packaging of the Clif Bloks. Those particular flavor Clif Bars are what I'd take to a deserted island for the rest of my life. The Honey Stinger things are questionable.
After the long run Thursday I had a little muscle pain in my lower right leg, like from the knee down to and hooking under my ankle on the outside of the leg. It was that tendonitis ache-type pain. It was bad enough that it kept me from sleeping well. I was nervous/angry about it but then remembered a line from some ultra site about ultra humor. A woman wrote that the day after her husband ran a 100 mile race he was hobbling down the stairs, swollen joints, no toenails and he stopped in front of her and said, "I have this pain in my ankle and I can't figure out why."
Of course I'm going to have little aches and not feel 100% after a marathon distance run over technical trails. After taking a day off (yesterday) I headed out to do the same 17 mile route I did last Friday. It went well and I actually ran it five minutes faster at an easier perceived effort. No pains anywhere. I was a little sluggish for the first ten minutes but then loosened up and rolled at a comfortable but quick pace.
Tomorrow I plan to head down to Morrison and the Mt. Falcon trails. I haven't run there since '08 and always enjoyed it, so I'm looking forward to it. This should end up being another decent week of higher mileage (for me) done over few (5) runs.