...Or a week.
Date: 05/16/09 06:51 AM
Distance: 10.64 miles
Speed: 5.5 mph
Pace: 10' 59 min/mile
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.
Summer Girl - Jessica Andrews - Katiefeldmom