Sunday, February 20, 2011

Long run

Well I woke up to white snow everywhere. Today I was suppose to run 12 miles, with 8 of those at 8:35 pace. Ouch! I needed to run early and get it off to the gym I went.

I got in a groove quickly and ran the first 5 at 9:05 pace. Oops I needed to switch gears at mile 4. So that left me 7 miles to get to 12.

The most I have ever ran at that FAST pace is 4 miles. I made it those 7 miles but I was having a tough time the last 2 miles. I have a sore throat and catching my breath or finding my breath was tough. My throat was dry and there was some grunting going on as well.

By the time I was done the sun was shining and snow was melting. Grrrr I totally could have done this outside. Well I guess it was safer minus the ice and snow when I am trying to be speedy.

Got home jumped in shower and felt the sting. Chaffing on back,.chest and arm. I kind of forgot to prep for the long run...body glide next week and hope to find a buddy to run with.
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Cynthia O'H said...

Nice job! I did my run outside - brutal run. You looked great after yours!

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

I was thinking about you today---this morning it was bitter cold; glad you chose the treaddy!

When E's bball stops, maybe we can meet up on a Saturday for a long one.

Karen said...

Awesome job! Sorry about the chafing! Way to go on your super fast long run!! :0)

Jen said...

Ouch... and nice job. I cannot believe you did it on the treadmill. Kudos!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Darn snow!! Way to rock it out. Have some EmergenC and get better!!

April said...

Way to go speedy! 12 miles on a treadmill!? That is not easy.