Yesterday morning the alarm blared at 4:00 am. Doug and I rolled outta bed to mark the trail for the TEAM. As we walked outside to pack the last few things in the truck for the run you could just feel the muggies grab a hold of you. It was nasty humid and warm. There was not a cool tinge in the air-at all. What perfect weather for a long run-Ha!
The run started at 6:00 and Kym and I headed out with the rest of the TEAM. We had a good 14 mile run despite the air we had to cut through in the beginning. As we continued running, the humidity actually lowered and it became more comfortable. We stayed on track with the schedule we set and finished strong. Then I turned back around and went to run Karen in. This was her longest run ever so I thought she might appreciate some company to distract her. I hope I helped. Great Job Girlie on your first 14 miler!
So to the Things That Make You Go Hmmm...
Today, I got up at 6:00 am and thought why not today be the start of my back to back running days. So, I pulled my running shoes on, kissed Doug and as I head out he tells me to take my run nice and easy. I'm thinking no doubt as I'm not quite sure the last time I ran back to back days-let alone after a long run.
So I'm running...thinking take it easy...take it easy...if I need to walk-it's all good-you just ran 14 miles yesterday-it's all good. I shouldn't have taken my Garmin, but it's almost 2nd nature to strap that baby on just like I do my running shoes.
I start out, my legs are feeling pretty good. I expected them to be heavy-they weren't but I still took it nice and easy.
Mile 1 11:54
Not so bad...feeling pretty good. Warming up...legs are feeling better then when I started. Where is the lead? I know it's going to come-just when?
Mile 2 12:00
Pretty steady...still doing well. Still taking a couple of walk breaks during each mile.
Mile 3 10:55
WHAT? Alright! I'll take it! And that's again after taking walk breaks. There were times when I felt I was flying...sprinting...and felt great. I'm questioning where these light fast legs have come from but I'm loving it. Let's do another.
Mile 4 10:47
WHOOO HOOO!!! Go Baby Go! And...I felt great. I really feel I could do it again.
I'm not quite sure after running 14 miles yesterday how I could yield a 4 mile run with an average pace of 11:24 AND feel so strong. Things that make you go hmmm...but...no more questioning it-I'm going to take it and smile all day!