Today's run was to finish my first week of training for my 10/10/10 half marathon. In a nutshell: I ran. I sweated. I wanted to quit. I am thankful someone was there to run with me. I didn't finish my whole run, but I did what I could.
Let's recap: I LOVE WINTER! I AM NOT A SUMMER RUNNER! If I ever move south I'll have to cease all forms of exercise because I'll be too exhausted, sweaty, and dehydrated to do anything at all.
Yesterday a Ragnar Relay teammate caught wind that I was up for 8 miles this morning and offered to meet me somewhere. We chatted and decided on the where (The Crossings) and the when (7 am). I arrived early and it was 70F and about 75-80% humidity. Unfortunately, I've been having some GI issues and the bathrooms weren't open yet so I got back in my car and headed to Starbucks. Sweet relief! When I got back to The Crossings Melissa was there and we chatted for a few minutes.
We did almost two loops. Loop one was warm but I was feeling okay (other than the side stitch that left me walking at mile 2). We took a break for water, stretching and the like after one loop, ~3.2 mile. We took off again and my legs felt like weights that were hard to move which equated to more walking and a slower pace. It was getting warmer, the sun was getting higher, and Melissa was feeling better the second half. I didn't finish the second loop, my stomach wasn't going to allow it. I gave up at 5.47 miles...though after a bit more walking did finish the run to make it 6.13 miles in 1:06 (for 10:50/mi ave). The sad part is that I had 8 miles at 10:05 planned for today and neither the pace nor the distance happened. Oh well. I just hope I feel better for my next run.
|Happy to be done!|
Prancing Leopard GC from Running Diva Mom
GoLite Hydration systems from Endurance Isn't Only Physical
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Nuu-Muu running dress from My Life as a Trimommy