I'm scared to say it, but after yesterday's nine miles, I am feeling fine today. A bit sore this morning, but nothing out of the ordinary.
What's most exciting is that I was able to run seven of the nine miles on the road, essentially pain free. I guess the custom orthotics are doing the trick. (And they better, since I'm in the midst of debating their "medical necessity" with my health insurance company and may have to foot the bill myself. I dunno, walking without pain shouldn't be a luxury, right? Anyway, I digress. . .)
As for the rest of the training, I'll probably keep the weekday runs on the 'mill and the weekends on the road. With that confirmed, it would be great to slip in an event in the midst of all the long training runs. What luck -- in a couple of weeks, the Annapolis Striders are running the B & A Trail Marathon and Half Marathon. The Trail is a 13 mile paved walkway that attracts lots of runners, walkers, skateboarders, etc. I've ridden my bike there on a couple of occasions. I didn't even know about the run until I saw Katie talk about running the half. Planets aligning as they have, I'm mailing my check in tomorrow. (Oh yeah, check out the swag, too: All registered marathon and half marathon runners will receive a custom-designed hunter green fleece vest with zippered side and chest pockets. Suwheet!)
Here's to staying healthy!