Coach Spencer Runs in the Woods

Coach Spencer Runs in the Woods

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Love the Weather

People this time of year complain about the weather a lot. 52 or so when I went out the door this afternoon. Cloudy. Rained all week and looked like it wanted to today. Kinda breezy. If the weather was like it was today everyday, I'd be OK with it.

I also really enjoyed my run. 2 hours at ASC Greenway trails. Back pain wasn't too bad. Loved scooting along the roots, rocks & leaves. It was one of those dreary days where I felt like skipping the run but once I got out there it was one of the highlights of my week. Someone remind me those runs are always the best.

Low tonight is supposed to be 33. Wish I were in the mountains this past weekend. An early morning 33 degree would be nice, but I know I'm not getting up at 5 AM.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


I had some problems coming into the 90 miles I did at Hinson Lake. They didn't get worse there but didn't go away either. I haven't run a whole lot since then. 5 miles here & there. I ran 2 hours on the trails at Latta Plantation Sunday & didn't have much pain so I thought I was cured. When I got out of the car after the run I knew otherwise. Sciatic nerve got worse throughout the day. Spent Sunday afternoon & night horizontal. It was a little better Monday & today. Went to see Josh Kollman, a local Ironman chiropractor yesterday & will go back Wednesday. This problem's existed for about 4 years. It's usually just a nagging pain I can deal with, but flares up sometimes. I enjoyed Sunday's run more than usual because I hadn't run that much in 2 weeks. Getting bored. Want to be better.