Tuesday, September 20, 2016

09/20/2016 A long run worthy of the title

I was supposed to get out for 10 miles yesterday, but my stomach was experiencing epic heart burn.  After settling that with some food and tums, I am back to normal.  This getting old stuff is difficult.  Luckily, I had the time this afternoon to get in 10 miles before needing to get kids here, there, and everywhere for soccer, etc.  This is the first long run I have done in months and although I monitored it with a watch, I simply wanted to be comfortable.  

I popped on the headphones, listened to a couple podcasts from season 3 of Becoming Ultra, and before I knew it, I was on mile 9.  Becoming Ultra is a great reality type show where a everyday runner is chosen, trained by a pro, and hopefully completes an ultra distance race at the end.  I went 10 miles in almost exactly 1:30 and I felt good at the end.  I would estimate that, with a little fuel, I could have gone another 3-5 miles before having to stop.  Although I am closing in on the marathon with a low base of training, I feel like I can safely catch up.  

I have a couple more runs this week, before I get to next Monday and I pop off about a 15-16 miler.  Next week will also be the beginning of some cross training as I add some bodyweight exercises 1-2 times a week.

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