Monday, May 25, 2009

Long run #2 - another 6 miler

Today was another 6 mile long run. I was supposed to run it yesterday, but the family reunion took up the whole day, and I ate too much. I started my run about 2:00 on the Kanawha Boulevard. I was worried because it was 80 degrees outside, but the sun wasn't really out so I thought I would be ok. I made sure I was well-hydrated and decided I would just slow down if the heat got to me. Surprisingly, I felt great the entire run. I didn't stop to take a walk break at all, and I didn't have to stop for water because I took a full bottle with me. This run was a lot different from last Sunday's 6 miler. Last Sunday I thought I was going to die! Today I felt great the entire time, and even felt better the last half. There was a 60% chance of rain, but I took my chances. It started to sprinkle the last 1/2 mile, and I had enough in me to increase my pace to beat the rain. Good timing too, because once I got on the interstate to go home, it started to pour the rain. Bottom line is I felt really good after my run, and that's how you're supposed to feel after a long slow run. This run really motivated me! That's why I like running - you really get to see yourself improve from week to week.

Next run: Wednesday - easy 2 miler
Total miles for the week: 6

1 comment:

  1. Tammy,
    I'm in Parkersburg--but I actually work in Marietta, OH. I like all star workouts but, they never have any new ones.