I started off with a "5 miler" for my first "long" run of this new training cycle. I put the "5 miler" in quotes because my phone's gps said I ran 6.12 miles (woo), but mapmyrun.com says I ran 5.7 miles (less impressive, but still fine). I'm more inclined to believe mapmyrun so . . . 5.7 as my first "long" (only at the beginning of a training cycle does a 5 miler feel long) run. DONE!
Here's a quickie recap:
-new jamz on my ipod thanks to a birthday present from my husband
-new shoes . . . first run (ohh the anticipation)
-I was able to do 180 strides per minute for the first half using a 1:1 interval
-Ran a song/walked a song during the second half
Bad:-it got hot (77*) and so did my water (like drinking pee by the end . . . nice, right?)
-new shoes weren't as awesome as I had hoped
-my hip which began hurting 2 weeks ago at the Wallaby Waddle began hurting at mile 4 (BOO!)
-I did 180 strides per minute for the first half using 1:1 interval (what was I thinking adding in the speed work for the long run . . . such an overestimation of my abilities - BOO!)
-my hands and fingers and ankles swelled WAY up (not uncommon, but not usually this severe)
Ugly:-I'm a social runner and this was solo . . . what am I going to do when the runs get longer
-I was up kind of late last night so I was already tired
-Didn't eat breakfast before heading out - had 3 tropical punch bloks
-Ate way too much last night while hanging out with friends = tummy troubles
|It was a sweatfest! Post race photo|
I got all fancy and headed to a neighboring city to attend a super special event.
|Quite the radical change from the post-run photo a mere 45 minutes later!|
|Obviously not taken yesterday at the wedding, but aren't they cute!|
I mowed the grass, started a camp fire, grilled a burger, watched Netflix on the ipad (discovered an English tv drama Doc Martin), and chilled with my pup!
Such a perfect day - what did you do this weekend?