I got in at midnight last night. I worked real hard yesterday to hydrate, and stay fueled in preparation for a long run today but the late hour hurt me. Rest is so crucial in training! I just didn't get good rest last night. Funny thing, when you get older you can't sleep later??
Anyway, life goes on! I had to break one of my hot weather rules, I went out the door at 10 am! In the heat I try to be finished by 10! Well, plenty of water, gu, I set out to see what I could do.
I wound up with 14.04 miles in 2:44.58; average mile pace 11:45. The pace is not what I would want but the hot and hilly combination makes it acceptable. While I was running a cool front passed over, high winds and cool temps! It was sweet. I got a boost of energy and finished with a couple good miles.
My goal is to run 46-47 miles this week. I've never logged 50 miles in a week! That's in 28 years of running! I suspect I will break that streak in this cycle.
I will run a 5k this Saturday. I want to test myself in this race.
I was encouraged yesterday. A young man who I've encouraged to run told me he completed his first 10 miler in 1:44! I continue to encourage him and help him experience the joy of running. You should of seen the smile on his face when he was telling me about his run!
Well, I enjoyed my run, too! Hope you did! Peace!
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