Yesterday I wasn't sure if I would get my long run in or not. I had ten miles on the schedule but my daughter woke up with a 102 temp and my son was 99.6. Bummer. No nausea, vomiting or diarrhea though, just fevers and coughing.
I decided to try and get in at least a couple of miles by doing laps. Yup, laps. Running down the driveway and around it (it's a loop) then back to the house, past the house to the horses and loop around the bales back to the house is a .31 mile loop. Better than than a track by .06 miles. (always an upside)
I ended up getting in my ten miles. I did also do a couple of out and backs to the mailbox. I checked in on the kids every mile or so. They amazingly were getting along, of course they were also in separate tents with their humidifiers watching movies.
The best part about my run besides it being beautiful winter running weather, was that my legs felt so great. They wanted to go fast. They wanted to run. I didn't need any warm up time. I had a hard time keeping my pace down. Seemed like everytime I looked at my Garmin I would be cruising along at just under 8 min pace, especially for the first 7 miles.
I had to force myself to slow down to at least 8:45 pace. My average was still 8:27 pace or something similar. I think Cola thought I was a little crazy running in circles like that but he still ran the whole thing with me.
Love that dog.
It felt so good to have such an awesome run. Feels like it has been months.
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