Now, since this is the second time I am writing the post because when I tried to spell check the last one, Blogger went all crazy and sent my post into Internet outer space, I am not as motivated to recap every detail of yesterday's 10 mile long run AGAIN. So here are the highlights.
I had a two hour window to run in between dropping both girls off and picking my Bean up from pre-school. It was the perfect amount of time to run the 10 miles on my schedule for this week's long run.
After heading out the door, I ran back inside for a jacket because it was overcast every direction I looked. Glad I did. Instead of being too hot, I stayed dry while it rained off and on my entire run.
The first few miles were tough. My legs were tired. I thought about using the rain as an excuse to head home and finish on Millie. But I sucked it up and was glad I did. I enjoyed the rain keeping me cool and being outside. I can run inside on Millie whenever I want. Running outside (and in the rain) is a treat!
I was really thirsty about halfway through the run, so I finally dashed across the hospital parking lot into the main entry and found a drinking fountain just inside the lobby. It will definitely be one of my regular detours on future runs!
With the tired legs to start and a killer hill up to the temple, I figured I had gone pretty slow. I couldn't see my pace or time the entire run because my jacket sleeve is too tight to pull up over my Garmin, so I only knew when I had finished each mile because of the alert beeps. So when I got home a few minutes before I expected, I was pleasantly surprised.
Ten miles in 1:34:48, a 9:28 pace. I'll take it.