Donna wanted details on my 18 mile run... so here you go my dear.
There really isn't much to say. I am kind of boring. I run alone, no friends and no dog.
I left the house at 7:20, and the temp was already 54. I was so happy to be running in shorts and a short sleeve shirt, no hat and no gloves. I found that my sweat kept getting into my eyes, I have never really had that before. I wear contacts too, so I kept thinking I was going to rub my contacts right out of my eye. I decided to run out to the golf course and up and around the club house to add some miles, then I went out and back on my road. Of course it was super duper windy. I have decided that we moved to the windiest city in Kentucky. I think I am just going to have to get use to it. I felt really really good today. I decided to walk at mile 3 and then I walked every other mile after that for about 30 seconds. I am just sick of burning out at the end of my runs because of the wind. It helped so much. I had more energy at the end and My legs feel tons better then they did after 17 last week. I really think it helps in the recovery time. I took Roctane at mile 5, 10, and 15 and I drank lemon lime Gatorade and water through out the run.
Over all, I am super happy with today's run. I am certain I would have been able to run longer if I had wanted to. But, the hubby needed to head to work (CFO at the hospital, end of the month reports due) so I had to relieve him of his kiddie watching duties.
Today I decided that at least for today's run, I didn't mind running alone. Being a stay at home mom, I don't get a lot of alone time. So today I just soaked in the alone time with me, the ipod, the road and my roctane... it was a great run.
18.2 miles in 2:45 and some change.... Have a great weekend