Woke up Saturday morning with my right knee feeling strangely stiff and painful... which is odd, because during Friday's run it was my left hamstring and left leg that was bothering me. (Though I suppose I was probably favoring the left leg, which then changed the mechanics of my right leg...) Anyway, given that we have the Disneyland 1/2 Marathon coming up, I decided to rest my leg for another day.
So today we got up (later than expected, hooray for blackout blinds!), had a bagel and cheese for breakfast, and then went out for a 6-mile run. Wil had said something after the Friday run about wondering if the hill we start the run at was really hard or if we're just stiff at the start, and wondering if we should do a loop twice. So I plotted out a run that was two 3-mile loops so we could run that hill twice. Whee.
Felt much better during today's run -- it wasn't at the end of the day, and I had eaten something before. Maybe it's just psychological, but it's important to me to fuel up before I head out. So I didn't really struggle until the very last hill, where Wil sprinted up it and I wheezed along behind him. Still, a decent run and a reasonable pace. 6.68 miles in all.