Saturday, May 16, 2009

What a Difference a Day Makes

...Or a week.

Activity: Run
Date: 05/16/09 06:51 AM
Distance: 10.64 miles
Time: 1:56:55
Speed: 5.5 mph
Pace: 10' 59 min/mile
Calories: 1022

That's more like it. I felt really good today, unlike last week's drudgery of a run. Today I felt well, no extreme aches, the calf was a little twitchy at the start, but it seemed to work itself out as I ran. I felt like I was taking it easy, and I was, but my splits look so much better than last weeks. Sure, today's run was just a little over 10 1/2 miles, just about half of what I did last week, but last week I was scoping out restroom locations from the get go, which is never a good sign. A few miles into today's run I saw AKA Alice running in the opposite direction, and we made an attempt at a run-by high five. She must have started an hour or more before we did.

This out and back run is relatively flat. I kind of had to laugh when the women just behind me said something about "I can't believe they're making us run these hills, it's supposed to be a taper." I felt like saying "what hills?" OK, there were little hills, but there are bigger hills on the marathon course. I guess it's all relative. After running in the San Francisco Nike Women's Half Marathon in 2007, I gained a new perspective on hills. Now, THOSE are hills.

Thursday's song:
Summer Girl - Jessica Andrews - Katiefeldmom

PEACE

10 comments:

WADDLER26.2 said...

Glad you felt better and I bet that was a beautiful run.

Mel-2nd Chances said...

there's hills at the Nike San Fran HM?! Gah!!! Glad you had a good run, have a great weekend!

Lisa said...

Great job!! WTG on a nice run. RNR here you come.

I hope I have as nice a run tomorrow.

Rookie on the Run said...

Sounds like a great run! I'm glad your body was happier today. And also your digestive system!

We did 10 miles around the Mission Bay area today. I hope the RnR is overcast and cool like it was this morning!

Isn't the Nike Women Marathon in SF? Well, I guess if you can run those hills, you can run anything!!!

AKA Alice said...

Yeah...those aren't hills...but I remember thinking the same thing last year when I wasn't familiar with the route.

Actually, I only left a little before "The Untouchables." I only ran about 5 miles this morning. It was good to see everyone, but once again, I felt a little guilty :-)

You looked great!

IzzyBubbles said...

Yeah, and I thought I ran hills this morning and those are probably "flat" to the rest of the world, too!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog. You're comment on the last run about always looking for the next restroom cracked me up, I've had a few of those runs and thought I was going to have one this morning! Isn't it crazy the things we bond over when we do this?

KatieFeldmom said...

Yes if you can do SF hills then I think you can do any hill. YAY for a great run!!!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Yay for good runs!

I Run for Fun said...

Sounds like an awesome run. Don't you just love great runs? They leave you feeling wonderful for the rest of the day. I am always in awe of hills, even the tiniest molehills!

Irene said...

Waddler26.2,
Part of it was what I ate the night before, part of it was feeling better. It's always pretty by the bay.

Mel,
Killer hills at SF!

Lisa,
I guess I'm good to go!

Sara,
I'm hoping the weather will be kind for RNR. I love running when it's cool and overcast.

AKA Alice,
It was still cool seeing you. Hey, you got in 5 miles! I was so tempted to sleep in that morning.

IzzyBubbles,
LOL. Only another runner would know!

Katie,
All those squats I'm doing helps!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady,
Yes!

I Run for Fun,
I guess it also depends on how tired a person is, and how far into the run the hill is. There's some bridge overpasses that seem like monster hills on the RNR rout around mile 21... ;)