I decided to try and do my long runs during the week. It seems to work out a little better that way. I can still fit in a 5k on the weekend that way if I want to and call it speed work.
I was supposed to work today but we weren't that busy so I got the day off. YAY!
My sister agreed to take my kids still while I ran. When I stepped outside this morning to get something out of my car I was greeted by great gusts of wind. Boo.
I considered putting off my long run, but decided to be tough and just get to it. The first couple of miles weren't too bad, but at mile 6 I turned to run into the wind. It was blowing at 25 miles an hour and some gusts were much higher than that. They would seem to steal the air right out of me and make it hard to breath. I felt at times like I was not moving at all.
I ran into the wind for 3 miles and had splits of 10:44, 10:29, and 10:48. But the rest weren't so bad and the wind seemed to let up a little after that, and now as I am typing this it is probably half of what it was. I ended up averaging 9:07 minutes miles, despite that three really slow ones.
I did notice that at 19 miles I felt better than I did when I ran 19 miles last week. Mile 21 was the really killer one this time. I think I fueled a little smarter this time, I fueled earlier and more often and that seemed to help although by the end I was just tired and ready to be done. 5.2 miles away from a marathon!
Crazy! At one time I would have sworn that I would NEVER do that distance it was too far and I just was made to run that far. Ha! Look at me now! :)
Did I mention that I went to the Hunger Games last night?
SO GOOD! Although as expected not nearly as good as the books and if you haven't read the books, I recommend you do so before you see the movie. Some of it seemed a little lacking. and ugh the way they shot the movie was crazy I got motion sickness from watching it and my older sister got a migraine. It was crazy. Anyone else have that problem with it?