Friday: 1-mile run, 30-minutes elliptical
Saturday: REST Day
Sunday: 9-mile run, 1:52:26, 12:30/mile average
On Sunday I ran 9 miles. I have not run more than 8 miles at one time in 13-months. This was also only the second time I have run more than 8 miles – ever – the other time being running my half-marathon last year. I had hoped to walk away from this distance a champion – or at least feeling like one.
Mile 1 – 12:36
Mile 2 – 13:14
Mile 3 – 13:04
Mile 4 – 12:54
Mile 5 – 12:18
Mile 6 – 12:03
Mile 7 – 12:08
Mile 8 – 12:44
Mile 9 – 11:19
Unfortunately, it was one of those runs where the entire time all I could think about was “When will this be over?!” I had checked the weather and planned out what to wear accordingly – except I had hoped it wouldn’t rain.
As mother nature would have it, it started raining around mile 4 and continued through the next 5 miles. The rain made me a lot colder and it took me a long time to warm up, even after coming inside.
Photographic evidence of the agony of this run.
I am fully aware my clothing is soaked through.
My legs are not tan, they are red from cold.
My left IT band flared up really early on this run, which was disappointing because during my last two 8-milers it was not bothersome. I continued despite the discomfort. I kept track of my time with the Garmin although during the misery of miles 6 through 9 I stopped once or twice to stretch out my leg — and accidentally left the Garmin running. Here’s to hoping my next long run goes better.
On a happier note, on Saturday I met fellow runner and blogger Amanda!
Our meeting was non-running related as we found out we were both attending Bowling Green State University homecoming. We decided to find each other and say “hi” in person there. We are both BGSU alums! Even better, we are both the same height. Love shorty runners! Here’s to hoping we meet again!
While the falcons didn’t win their homecoming game, against long-time rival University of Toledo, it was still a fun day. I hadn’t been to a college game in about four years and it was a great chance to catch up with some of my old cohorts from my college years. 🙂