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.