Something I never much experienced until doing longish runs in the cold here in Portland – blurry vision. I haven't been to the eye doctor in a while and plan to go soon, but I was pleased to recently learn this is not all that uncommon. A thread started on the Ultra list and after reading there and doing some research I discovered that endurance running, high altitude and cold can all create this effect. Very interesting. I'll run it by my doctor whenever I manage to get in there. It does seem to only happen when I run more than 5 or 6 miles in temps below 40.
I've also decided on a road marathon! Yes marathons on the road hurt. But I found out about the Foot Traffic Flat marathon from my new Twitter friend Amy Courts who wanted to run it and it looks fun. It's on a scenic island with good support, decent price and perfect time of year (July 4th). The race is in 12 weeks though so I need to get moving! Tomorrow after softball practice I'm hoping to get in 7-9 miles of dirt running. At least I'm not going from 0 to 26.2 miles in 12 weeks
Happy Running & Dirty Feet,