I found this image and laughed. This morning I was like “Forget training!” It was rough out there in those streets, folks!
I got up on time, had my oatmeal, filled up my Camelbak (this is now my absolutely favorite gadget), packed my protein bars and energy gels, and headed out. The first 8 miles were cool. Then I decided to be adventurous and do some road running. I headed to an area that seems very flat when I’m driving it.
Note to self: These streets are not flat!
To be fair, they are definitely not hills, but when your quads are burning, anything that doesn’t stay level feels like a hill. I had to take two walk breaks between miles 10 and 11.
I got to mile 13 and turned off the pace coach on my Runmeter app, because she kept telling me that I needed to increase my speed. Lady – you’re lucky I’m still running!
Decided that I would run into the park so I could finish the run in the shade of the trees. The first thing I see in the park is this guy hauling it. He’s got no shirt on, chiseled chest, and he’s running like he’s floating on air. Like Greg Applewhite. I wanted to smack him. Lol.
I struggled through mile 14 and was so excited when Runmeter lady announced that I’d completed 15 miles! I actually got a burst of energy to finish.
Came home, showered, slept.
16 miles. Painful, but completed.
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