Last night I did my first long run in a long time.  I did 14.5 miles on June 3rd.  I had an 11 miler and a few 10s as well between then and yesterday.  When I checked the weather it said 90% chance for storms during the time I planned to be running.  So I mentally prepped myself for a long treadmill run.  Luckily, they were wrong again.

After work, the kids and I went to Target.  E was bad and running away from me and refusing to sit in the cart.  So fun.  When I got home it was looking like rain so I quick put on my running stuff and hopped on the treadmill to get in a couple miles first.  I actually got sucked into a Real Housewives reunion and ran 3.25.  Looking out the window I could tell that the rain had blown over and now it was sunny.  It was also humid but not terribly hot for June- around 78 degrees.  So I started out on a big loop.  Ended up doing 4.5 miles in that loop and then changed my shoes.  I was wearing my new Under Armour shoes that have a lot more cushioning than I am used to.  They felt like they were squeezing my toes too.  I was happy to switch back into my Nike Frees that have the holes in the toes.

Got back on the treadmill and ran 2.75 miles before deciding to head back outside.  I had 4.5 miles left and eventually just decided to do the rest outside.  I slowed down a lot but I also think my Runkeeper was having issues.  I ended up completing 9.1 miles total outside and 6 inside.  Outside miles were 8:10/mile and inside were about 8:15-8:20/mile.  About 30 seconds slower than GMP, so that’s good.  I did not fuel since I had eaten dinner not long before.  I felt pretty fine the whole time, just had some stiff legs and lower back at times.

My next long run will be in 2 weeks after the local 4 mile race.  I guess my goal for that race would be to get in the 26s.  The lower, the better.  Then my long run the next week will be 16 or 17 miles.  I am just making up this training “plan” as I go, so I need to do some calculations to see how many long runs I have left.  The marathon I want to do is Sept. 25 but there is another one in October I might do as well.  So if the Sept one has hot weather again or crappy weather, I will have a back up.  Neither race will sell out.


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