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!

Comments

  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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