Goal: 10 mile run.
Results: LONGEST RUN SINCE 2003
Diet setbacks: see below.
I am very excited today I got up and did my 10 mile run. This is my longest run since 2003. Summer 0f 2003 I ended the summer by being able to run 10 miles several times a week, however I negated my work by not eating enough.
My carb intake was very high today, but considering I did burn like 3,00 calories I am ok with it. In fact some of the intake was on purpose to recover from the run.
The run made me very happy. My goal was for LSD and to run in 12:00 miles, I took off right before 0700 with nothing but garmin for distance purposes. I made up my route as I went. 10 miles at a 12:00 pace should be 2 hours even. I completed in 1:55 with an average pace of 11:54. I think this acceptable. I only had one split of 12:00. it was 12:50 and the majority of the mile was up one of the steepest hills in the area. It makes me want to go run that hill more often to build strength.
All of the pain in knees, hips, etc from last week was gone. I did wear my fancy brook running shirt that I bough years ago but don't wear because it is too short, now that I did wear it the fabric rubbed my nipples until they bled.
It was amazing how so much work was so relaxing today and almost seemed effortless. It was getting a little long as it went by but that ok too. Having run the 9 miles last week I told myself in my head that only one mile of this would be knew and 1 mile is easy.
I can't wait to run my 11 miler next Sunday because that will be my longest run ever.