I was feeling a bit sick-ish today. Not sick. And not necessarily that my immune system is down. I don't know if it's just the change in temps that shakes things up in your body until it adjusts. I love jacket weather, warm-up-with-hot-tea weather.
So I woke up from my too-short 1 hr nap, and it was time to get out the door if I was going to get in my run. Feeling sick-ish. Nap was too short. Seriously considered just doing a short treadmill run later at night or something. But I started getting my stuff ready. As icky as I felt and as much as my body wasn't in the mood to run, I knew that running nearly always makes you feel better afterwards. And I had a race to train for. Checked the mail, got the new Runner's World. Just flipping through, the pics got me excited to run.
14.0 in 1:58:58, 8:32/mi. 1063 cal. Wooh, a long run. It's the longest training run I've done since the first week of January. It's a big confidence booster, though. I've been struggling with LRs since the marathon, but now I know that I can do them again.
My legs were a bit "eh" starting from during the night's sleep. Immedately after the intervals session last night, I felt great. My heart finally got a good working and it wanted even more. I felt like I could've run again, and my heart wanted it (physical heart). But I woke up at some point at night feeling kinks in some parts of my legs. I don't know whether that woke me up or if it was because I felt to hot or had to go to the bathroom or something. But yeah... I was still feeling iffy today.
So it was a good run. Went form potentially doing 0 to doing 14. Very happy.
Splits> 8:17 b, 14:13 c, 7:45 p, 7:38 b long, 6:16 p short, 7:47 c, 7:29 p, 7:19 b long (sped up!), 6:11 p short, 7:26 c, 7:30 p, 7:28 b long, 6:17 p short, 7:53 b long, 9:24 car.
The last mile was a challenge, but doable. Building up endurance, baby. Drank 1 bottle of water + lemon juice + salt. Had some every lap (did 3.5 laps). Didn't need it as often as last time (2x/lap) because it was cooler... in the low 60s. Comfortble... still somewhat hotter than ideal, but comfy if there's no sun. Also had 2 Clif Roks. Those are so good. I wish they were less expensive. They'd be nice candy. I want to know if there's a recipe I could use to replicate them. I would never eat Gus or Chomps as candy, but Roks are milky and not excessively sweet. Great texture. So good.