I learned a few things today while I was running. The first, and most important for me to actually remember, is that if I am planning on running on the main road I need to leave a little later in the morning. The subdivision I live in is lit enough so I can see where I’m going and where the dips and turns are. The main road is perfectly black at 5 a.m. The only reason I knew where to go is because I drive up and down the road multiple times a day (basically, every time I leave the subdivision). The path is also next to a nature preserve and I was pretty certain animals (not just mice and squirrels) live in there. I felt like I was running not only in the dark but away from the shadows in the trees.
The second thing is to check the mileage before leaving home. I was supposed to run 9 miles today but because I knew I had two runs (~4 miles and ~5 miles) I just combined them and went with it. When I got home I looked it up and found out I ran 9.8 miles (which is more than 9 miles).
The third thing is to watch what you eat the night before. I’m thankful that I had to run past my house at then end of 4.5 miles because I stopped for a pit-stop.
Fourth and final, (this isn’t new) enjoy the run!
- 9.8 miles
Weekly total: 28.8 miles
Training total: 132.1 miles