Monday, September 3, 2012

From Dusk to Dark

Light rain when I started, cleared up after about 10-15 minutes. Cops were stationed on every corner because of the huge Hispanic day parade. (Thank goodness I waited so long to go outside or honestly otherwise I wouldn't have been able to run anywhere!) It got dark around 7:45pm and I was only halfway done (had just approached the park) but it was lovely and peaceful running through Brooklyn Bridge Park at night. For the most part, things went smoothly and I moved fairly rapidly. It was easy to really push during the long flat straight-aways with minimal traffic and few pedestrians. Only got stuck at a few lights, which made it even easier to maintain momentum.

Running at dusk was difficult; the poor lighting made it difficult to see properly and very difficult to get a good sense of my surroundings. Nighttime was much better. Loved the view at the waterfront!

Legs are killing me! Still sore from yesterday's functional! My legs did not want to stay upright and threatened to collapse underneath me (knees actually wobbled a few times). Yet I still felt strong. Managed to maintain a forefoot strike the entire time!