4 miles / 43:48
“Barefoot” in my VFF with Run Group
Pre-run bathroom shot
I was really whooped after this run. It was 86 degrees at run start and sun a blazing. Pretty much a sweat fest. I ran the whole way with “SH” who was a great sport when I asked if we could take two short walk breaks. I was beginning to get that overheated feeling. We walked about 50 feet each time, and still managed to keep a great pace overall! I brought my handheld water bottle which was a lifesaver.
Post-run. Smiling but beat. I curled up into a ball after I showered.
I am starting to think more and more that my recent running ailments are due to poor form, as I fatigue during my runs. The last 1/4 mile Wednesday was the worst. I knew I was starting to hunch over and bind up, and it became quite the struggle to maintain a good posture. I think next time I tackle a “long run” I might break it up and run a few miles, take a break, and then finish. I’m looking to tackle a 7-miler again next week.
Do you split up your long runs?
Do you feel it still provides you with adequate training?