Back in the US... time for a decent-sized run again after 2 weeks of getting in little workouts where possible.
7pm at the Swamp Rabbit trail. Felt pretty good. It was a really nice 50-70 degrees in Mexico, but there was killer altitude in Mexico (1.4-1.65 mi). Here, it was in the 80s, but 0.2 mi. My workouts lately have been short in duration, so my training needed this. I signed up for the Spinx Half Marathon about a month or two ago, and if I want to finish without too much difficulty, I need to start being able to do long runs again.
After 2 laps, I considered just going home with 8.6ish mi, because it was getting a little more difficult at that point, but I felt decent, so I figured I'd add another half a lap. I still felt decent at the half lap turnaround, so I made it a full lap. I was getting thirsty at about 10 mi. The first water fountain I tried was broken - boo. Thankfully, the second one worked. It would've been a painful last 1.5 ish mi without it. Doable, but much more comfortable with water. After the water stop, I felt like I slowed down and was doing more of a cool-down style run, just to get through the distance.
11.9 in 1:38:49, 8:17 ave. 927 cal.
Splits> 13:42 p, 7:11 c, 7:10 p, 7:03 b long, 13:02 c, 7:07 p, 7:06 b long, 6:00 p short, 7:17 c, 7:19 p, 15:47 car.
The last mile was in near-dark, so I kept to the path, rather than the soft, grassy, risky-for-your-ankles sides.
Earlier today, I had felt like my immune system was a bit down. I think part of it might've been 2 weeks of 5 hrs sleep/night catching up with me. It might've also been the start of ragweed season. Or maybe just all the garlic I ate last night and this morning making my throat dry. I got the SuperC Odwalla with 1500% DV of Vitamin C as insurance. I feel fine now. Sleep will be nice. Not sure if I'll get it until the first week of October though.... and if I don't get it then, it may not be until November.