8 miles

I was so pumped for today’s long run.  I was so excited about it that yesterday I laid my outfit out and revised my running playlist on my iPhone.  I knew it was supposed to rain today so I was expecting a wet run.  I unintentionally woke up at 6am and couldn’t fall back asleep so I figured I ought to hit the road.  I didn’t bring Z along because it was cold and windy and the rain was on it’s way.  Plus, my little nugget was still sound asleep.

Since I had more miles to cover than usual, I had to do a slightly different route.  It was nice to have a change of scenery.  I had originally planned to run 7 miles today, but decided that if I felt up for it, I really wanted to go for 8.  I felt really good for most of the run, except for a little slump about halfway through.  I brought along some Gu just in case I needed a little boost so I had that around the 4.5 mile mark.  That really helped me finish strong.

My pace was decent- an average of 10:43 per mile.  I felt good for my last mile so my goal was to get that one under ten minutes and I just barely made it with 9:56 :).

The weather actually held out for my run so I didn’t get drenched.  It was a little on the chilly side and windy with a few bouts of drizzling rain, but overall it was actually nice running weather.  I prefer it to be a little cooler when I run anyway.  About 10 minutes after I got home, it started to pour.  Just in time for hubby to head out for his 8 miles.  He decided to skip it for today and do it tomorrow instead.  Sounds like a good plan to me.

Now I have that achy feeling in my legs that comes after a good long run.  I love that feeling.  It means I worked hard this morning and that’s a good thing :).  I am slightly worried though that my ankle is bothering me now.  I hope it’s nothing and it will feel better after taking it easy for the rest of today and tomorrow.

Happy running!


  1. Hubby says

    Love you should try to get a pre-run stretch in before you head out on those cold mornings. I don’t know if it will help with your ankle situation but it certainly couldn’t hurt. I know it will help with reducing soreness :)

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