What a bummer that today is Sunday and the weekend is coming to a close.
I was passed out in bed last night by 9:30; waking up at 3:45am did me in! I must have been super tired because we slept in today until 9am.
I asked Chris yesterday if he would ride his bike while I ran 10 miles, he begrudgingly said yes, so that was my plan for today…and then we woke up at 9. We needed to eat breakfast and take the dogs for a long walk before we could leave for my run.
Diva kept creeping closer & closer to the edge of the sea wall. She really wanted to go swimming, but Chris said no. party pooper.
By time we ate, drank coffee, and took the dogs out it was already 11. I felt bad asking him to go with him while I ran so I told him that I would go by myself and he could stay home & work on his boat. He wasn’t thrilled out me running 10 miles by myself, but he really didn’t want to go so after I promised to call him at the half way point, I was on my way out the door.
I decided that I would head over to my usual long run spot, Starkey Park, and get my 10 miles done. I’ve never run there by myself before but it’s a really popular trail and I knew there would be plenty of people out. Plus, they have water coolers every 2 miles so I didn’t have to carry my own water.
The temperature was about 60 when I arrived in Starkey with a pretty good breeze moving through the park. The breeze felt nice, but depending on which direction I was running I was sometimes running right into the wind. not fun.
I took a gel at mile 4 and kept on trucking to mile 5, where I called Chris to tell him I was still alive and I was headed back to my car.
my view from mile 5.
I don’t think I’ve ever run 10 miles by myself- I usually have Chris with me, or run with the group. It’s not my favorite thing to do, but it wasn’t too awful. It probably would have been a little creepy if there hadn’t been anyone on the trail, but the trail was packed with cyclists, other runners, a few people on roller blades, and lots of families enjoying the beautiful weather we are having right now.
I had no real plan as I headed out for my run. Just wanted to maintain a steady pace around the 8:30 area. I wasn’t sure how my knee/hips would feel after yesterday’s race? I did have a little knee weirdness in the first few miles, but I made sure to stop and stretch my IT band a few times and eventually the knee twinge went away.
Does your husband/wife/SO get concerned when you do long runs by yourself?
Chris wouldn’t be concerned if I was staying in our neighborhood, but when I go for a long run in the woods(Starkey is in the woods), or on the trail next to the highway he gets kind of concerned about the weirdo’s that could be out.