Tuesday, March 13, 2012

That went better


Sunday I did a 15 mile long run that pretty felt like a slog fest.  The whole thing hurt.  May have had something to do with the HIIT workout I did Friday night that left my abs, glutes, and quads very sore.  By the time I went for my run Sunday I was having DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness).  I knew it would probably hurt my long run and I was right.

By the time I got to 12 miles I considered calling my husband to come and get me, but I toughed it out and run/walked my way home.

So yesterday I was wondering if I should just take a rest day, but it was so nice out that I just couldn't resist running. How did it go?
(Total side note here, not sure if this skirt is the best for my body type, but I really love running in it :)

Cola could tell you how he felt about it, but he is too busy chewing on this yummy bone he found on the run.
Spring is on it's way, not only is the weather getting nicer out, look green grass is coming up!



I did pause at the turn around point and take in the view.
Then decided to run a negative split.  I had run a 9:15 average for the first 4.25 miles, which was also mostly uphill so I knew it would be easy to do.  I made it back with 8 min per mile average.  The last mile was a 7:22 which really hurt towards the end, but also felt really good :)

And here is Cola facing off with all the pregnant soon to be mommy cows.  He loves being around cows.

32 comments:

  1. nice job toughing it out until the end! That skirt is too cute on you!

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  2. Sounds like that run was a good one! I love that skirt - it just looks fun to run in!

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  3. what beautiful scenery to run through...my goodness, around here we only run through neighborhoods, but we do have pretty trees and ponds...

    good run, although you weren't feeling it! we all have days like that. i just can't imagine running that far, at one time. guess i'll get the motivation and get there one of these days, huh?

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  4. Wow, what an intense run and amazing view.

    I love the skirt!!

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  5. I'm so jealous of your runs with Cola! Glad you got a good redemption run in!

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  6. Great run! I love the skirt, it is super cute on you! Is it lululemon? I bought a lululemon skirt a couple of weeks ago and it looked hideous on my thunder thighs so I had to send it back. Hate it when that happens!

    Cola is super cute too! My pups are scared of the cows. They are city chicks. Whenever we go home to my parent's farm we take them down to the barn to see the cows and the freak out. Haha.

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  7. I love the skirt...think you look great in it!!! Glad to hear your run felt better...Beautiful ara you live in ;)

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  8. It's so beautiful outside. I can't believe you get to see that on your runs! Yay for green grass popping up! Glad you had a better run this time:)

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  9. awesome run and incredible view!!! and i think that skirt is seriously too cute! and Cola of course is adorable as well :)

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  10. Way to push through! I'm always so impressed by your views!

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  11. Jealous of your nice weather. It's snowing again today, & I'm over it. Super over it. ;-)

    Nice work powering through your run.

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    1. I CAN'T HANDLE THE SNOW ANYMORE!!!!!

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  12. DOMS is the WORST. I'm so freaking jealous of your weather. it is SNOWING here today and I hate hate hate it. Wow I just wrote the same thing as Running Girl!

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  13. look at you in a tank top already!!!

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  14. Can I ship my dog out to you for some running sessions? She has about 5 pounds to loose and would LOVE all that off leash running ;)

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  15. Nice job! It's tough when you have multiple sports going on. I feel like I'm almost always tired/sore from something-or-another

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  16. I love the views on your running route! I also dig the running skirt. I'm sure most of my clothes do nothing for my body type, but I wear them anyway :)

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  17. Beautiful!! I'm so glad you're able to enjoy the weather.

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  18. Beautiful run! And handsome cola dog ;)

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  19. I think the skirt looks cute on you and you look curvy in it!! Totally want that skirt for myself. Great job toughing through the run.

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  20. I like that skirt! I love how happy Cola looks! :)

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  21. Three things:
    1) I LOVE that skirt. I want one. Once I can wear normal clothing again.
    2) You absolutely have a sub-4 hour marathon in you. No question about that. Go for it.
    3) I wore my fancy new non-slip head band today and I LOVE it! Thank you again for hosting the awesome giveaway!!

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  22. Love runs out in the scenic areas like that! We come across a lot of free range cows and some can be aggressive. Your skirt looks cute. Keep rockin' it!

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  23. Yeah! Spring is coming!! And what a beautiful place you have to run!

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  24. I can really see why it's called the Big Sky country! There's such beauty in being able to see for miles and miles. Great job on pushing through the DOMS.
    Ruffles are pretty!!!

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  25. It is SO beautiful there!! I really wish I could run there - hopefully someday! ;) And, I think the skirt looks great on you.

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  26. What a beauty of a run!

    And that skirt looks fabulous on you!! I love running a fierce run in a trendy skirt!

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  27. Nice weather! For some reason I am not getting your blog updates, starting with this one, darn!

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  28. What a beautiful picture at the turn around point!

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  29. That's a beautiful view! I hate it when a long run is hard, but "shaking it out" the next day is a good idea! I am glad it was better!

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