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Outside today

In Daily Exercise Summary on April 3, 2009 at 3:09 pm

Well despite the fact that I prefer to run on treadmill’s every once in a while it is significantly more convenient to run outside.

Today was the perfect day. I took a 3.12 mile run in 62 degree temperature. With the sun out, I enjoyed every minute of the fresh air. I ran the 3.12 in 26:30 for an 8:29 pace. It is just about at my average of 10 seconds longer per mile when I transition from treadmill to land.

The sun felt real good today. The tank was pretty much on empty when I finished, and besides the normal soreness from pounding the pavement, my legs and joints felt great. The University of Alabama is a lot of things, but on a spring day like today it is certainly beautiful. Everything is starting to bloom, and the air is clean.

You could hear the jets preparing for the airshow tomorrow in Northport (across the river), but you couldn’t see them yet. Yesterday, the blue angels buzzed the school. What a noise that is. If you haven’t seen them perform, it is worth your while to check them out if you ever have the chance. We get fly bys for all of our football games in the fall, but it is a bit out of the ordinary to get them on a spring day.

I’m stuck inside today working on paper’s for an upcoming conference so the fresh air was a welcome change, but I did do a little research on sun damage (with all the news of Vitamin D versus skin cancer as of late), and I was able to find a great recent post by the running doc. Wear your sunscreen. His blog has recently been added to my blog roll.

http://runningdoctor.runnersworld.com/2009/03/weighing-in-on.html

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