July 5, 2012
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Yesterday morning I went on a long run. Left a note to anyone that wanted to read it that said I will be back in 2 hours. A big decision I had to make was how to run. I could stay in a few subdivisions and run a few large circles or I could stay on one road and just run out for an hour and then turn around and run back for an hour. I don’t trust anyone, especially early morning traffic battling the sun. That being said, I needed to stick with a road running north and south. All of this decision making just for a run. I have a problem. I ended up running the north-south road. I had never run it before and wanted to see how far I would get in an hour. When I started at 6:30 am, it was already 80 degrees and humid. I did take a bottle of water with me. I ended up running 45 minutes out. The way back took me about 55 minutes. Must have been the wind. Just kidding. I was dead tired and slowed way down coming back. When I was close to being home I slowed to check on my distance. While I was checking, a lady dressed in short black shorts and a black sports bra passed me. What better motivation to pick up my speed and follow her (hehe). At that point I had run 8.5 miles. I wasn’t stopping until I hit 10 miles. My normal speed actually caught up to her within a half mile. I didn’t want to freak her out (some old man with sweat soaked clothes sneaking up from behind) so, I decided to turn and run through a neighborhood. In the end I ran 10.5 miles in 100 minutes.
I was still able to function completely normal after too. I did yard work before going to my mom’s to celebrate her birthday. I meant to get up this morning and run. I didn’t make my 4:00 am run. It wasn’t because I was sore and my legs were not tired. I just lost my motivation this am. What would you think is better?
- Running a two day total miles in one day and skipping a day, OR
- Running everyday