I went for a long run yesterday and did 13.1 miles. The first 8 felt pretty good and after that I was really feeling the 10k race I had done the day before. I knew it would probably be a slower than normal long run due to the race the day before, but wow it seemed to take forever! I allowed myself walk breaks every mile and by the end I was taking them every half mile. It left me wondering if I should have made the long run a little shorter today and cut myself some slack.
The sun was just coming up when I left for my run, and thanks to those clouds I really didn't see the sun until the end of my run. Amazing how much more bearable clouds can make it when it is getting hot out!
We let the kids go on a couple rides. I rode once on the carousel but so glad I didn't do anymore even just that was making me feel sick. We are planning to go back to the fair next weekend and go to the rodeo so we didn't do many rides today much to the kids dissatisfaction. My Mom was also there so she took the kids for a camel ride. The kids also got cotton candy and sno cones. We ran through the petting zoo then headed out. It was so hot! The walk back to the pick-up seemed to take forever.
We came home and Rance and I crashed out, but the kids unfortunately didn't seem to think they needed a nap and kept coming in and waking me up. there are no pictures from the fair because I let my daughter look at my camera on the way in to town and I don't know what she did. but I kept getting a black screen. Aaack! I just got the camera. But later after we got home I tried it one more time and it works again so I am keeping my fingers crossed and keeping it out of her little hands!
Do you attempt a long run the day after a race or do you cut yourself some slack?