It’s getting serious now! The longest run of the year so far. 12 miles in this morning. I felt a lot better than I anticipated. The week has been busy and I have beaten my body into the ground. And so it continues. It snowed over night and for a bit during the run as well. The weather was fair and I overdressed so I started out really warm. I had no issues with my hands either- they were actually too warm. That never happens! My mile by mile play by play:
Mile 1– 9:26 Lots of melted, slushy, slippery snow. This was pretty much how the whole run was.
Mile 2– 9:53 I made my goal of NO 10 minute miles! This route is full of small and a few BIG hills, so I had to stay alert!
Mile 3– 9:48 I think this might be the first hill. I think it’s at least 2 miles long. Ha.
Mile 4-9:48 Pretty consistent with Mile 3- never happens with me.
Mile 5– 9:54- I think we were running on the snowy, icy and slick sidewalk here and had to slow down and dodge ice patches.
Mile 6– 9:46- Hall St. Hill is .18 miles long. I charged up it. It’s way too long.
Mile 7– 9:56 We were back to running on the dangerous sidewalks, but there were so many cars in the road this morning.
Mile 8-9:58 More sidewalk running. I think I tried to sprint a bit so I stayed under 10 minutes!
Mile 9– 9:35 Downhill? Maybe or I was just happy to be almost done. The end was near….
Mile 10– 9:40 We made a wrong turn somewhere around here, but it was not major.
Mile 11– 8:44 ( ok, I ran .91 of a mile before my Garmin decided to just turn off)
Mile 12– 5:32 (Garmin came back on. .57 of a mile) All done. I really did run 12. I swear!
So there ya have it. My average HR was still low! 153. I stretched for 15- 20 minutes today. Very much needed. It’s no hot yoga ( I miss it), but I stretched on the upper pool deck, so it’s nice and warm. Next week is my chance to finally get it up 6 miles of the 10 mile long run. I am mildly looking forward to this. I really hope the weather is nice and not a slushy mess.
On tap for tomorrow: 2 hour spin ride.