This morning was this week’s long run. It was supposed to be 13.1 miles, but I’m not going to lie and say that I didn’t cut it short at 11.5. I’m happy with that. I only did 6 last week as long run and the week before was 10 so it was probably smart to go easy-ish rather than stacking on a bunch of miles at the same time that I’m adding all of this swimming and biking.
We decided this week that we would try out something new and do a point to point run. The plan consisted of meeting at Colonie Town Park and running from there to the Corning Preserve in Albany. This required coordinating a vehicle drop off at the preserve (check… thanks Kim) and coordinating water drops along the way.
I took the lead on the drops. They weren’t a big deal to put out, but I don’t understand why someone finds it necessary to steal water that is left out on the path. Our first drop was a total bust as when we got there, the bag, the five bottles of water and the gu were all gone. Horray for jerks. I hope they got a big kick out of stealing that stuff. We made the best of it and grabbed water at the Hess station a few miles down and several of us were running with water so we were fine. But man is that frustrating! We soldiered on. I have to say that I hit a bit of a wall around mile 8. Not sure what it was but I was completely out of energy. I had to keep reminding myself that I could do it. And then I did! Weird.
Post run, I’m sitting here and reflecting on all of the silly, random thoughts that I had while we were running today………….
Did I feed the dog this morning before I left?
Man it’s humid out.
This whole route seems so much shorter on a bike.
Fuel Belts are annoying when they are empty.
I need to eat something else besides GU…. It’s not been “agreeing” with me.
Whooooah, my running shadow looks pretty fit.
Those Ironmen are inspiring. They did 140+ miles and I’m struggling with 11.
I hate the sun, when are we going to be in shade again?
And now, now that I’m home post run and post breakfast at the dinner I have two thoughts……
Eiwwww my clothes and skin are covered in salt. Blech.
And I smell awesome!!!!!
Time to hit the shower!!! How did you spend this gorgeous Saturday morning?