Luckily for me, the weather today was much better than yesterday. The sun was out, the temps were up slightly, and the wind wasn’t as strong. So I laced up my shoes and went out for my first(!) double digit run in this training cycle.
Mile 1: Woo, okay feeling good. Going a little fast but I should be able to keep this pace for the next 9 miles.
Mile 2: Ooh! The lake looks pretty. I should snap a picture (it’s a little blurry…)
Mile 3: Where is this trail? It’s supposed to be right here. Pace still feeling good, running about 15s off race pace.
Mile 4: Found the trail. Geese are the enemy. Almost halfway.
Mile 5: …I’m only halfway.
Mile 6: Geese are still the enemy. Make it to 7 miles and you can have a piece of gum.
Mile 7: I wish I brought my chapstick.
Mile 8: Less than 25 minutes of running left.
Mile 9: How am I still not done?!
Mile 10: *dies*
By the time I finished, my pace per mile was about 30s off of anticipated race pace so I’m feeling pretty good about myself. I cooled down with a quarter mile walk/dynamic stretch before heading inside.
Once home, my post-long run routine is to grab some Gatorade, a blueberry muffin (I’m on the hunt to find my favorite!), stretch, and sit with my legs up the wall. So I turned on the Kardashians (judge me.) and did just that. Until I realized how sweaty & cold I was and it was time to shower.
What’s your post-run routine like? Do you have the same snack after every run or do you switch it up?
How do you feel about geese?