Sunday, October 31, 2010
As the girls headed to the gym with Scott to kids club in their second costumes of the weekend, I was getting ready for my long run... 7 miles.
I was surprised to wake up and find it was not raining, cold and foggy but the fog was starting to clear. After freezing on Thursday's run in a short sleeve shirt, I opted for running tights and a long sleeve shirt to stay warm. This was a good idea as I was in the shade the entire run until about the last 1.5 miles.
I'm not sure there was any part of this run that felt good today, except maybe when I was told I had reached 7 miles. Okay, mile two was okay after my legs had warmed up, but miles 3 and beyond were just painful, my legs just pretty much hurt the entire time. I had Gu at the 3 mile mark and the 6 mile mark, so I never really hit a wall, but it was much harder than the 6 mile run I did two weekend ago.
The exciting part is that 7 miles is more than halfway the distance to the 1/2 marathon. While the training has worked well for me, I'm not going to kid myself, the next 5 weeks are going to require a lot of physical and mental strength.
Let's hope I have some leg left for trick-or-treating tonight!
Week end totals:
Run: 16 miles
Bike: 18.99 miles