Sunday, June 20, 2010
My not so long run
(This is one of the photos from Sound to Narrows 12K)
Late Friday or early Saturday I checked the Olympia Runners Meetup.com website to see what mileage Wade and I were running.
To my surprise there wasn't a meetup listed so I made my own listing :)
Of course that was before the sky opened up and it down pored all night. I kept waking up and hearing the rain...and dreading running in the rain.
Unfortunately I had posted a meetup!
Miraculously it stopped raining 30 minutes before the time listed on the meet up! I drug myself out of bed and threw on my running clothes, snapped Grace's leash on and out the door.
It took for ever for my Garmin to locate satellites so I had time to rationalise my mileage down from 7 to 5 :) I was running a bit late and I have a standing apt with my brother at 11am so I didn't have time to run those extra 2 miles.
I also found out that I'm kind of boring. I've gotten a bit spoiled with all these group runs and haven't had to run alone for a couple of months so I haven't had to entertain myself. I might want to make sure to do some long runs alone so that race day I'm not struggling mentally by not having friends around.
Have you ever been running and you start feeling a little panicky about how much farther you have to go? Then you look down at your awesome Garmin and realised that you've been running WAY to fast? :)
Yeah, it happened:)
I averaged a 8:37 for 5:16 miles.