Today was one of those days where it's a struggle to get out the door and run. Early morning would have been the time to go but I woke up depleted from last night's run (down 2-3 pounds, so probably dehydrated). After a long Saturday of chores in the heat I finally worked up the desire to run, but wouldn't have been surprised if it turned into a 3 mile recovery run.
I felt like crap for the first mile, but after a brief moment of mind wandering I was surprised to realize I had picked up the pace and was feeling fine. I ended up doing 7 miles at my easy pace and feeling pretty darn good about it.
Before last summer (when I became a "runner") I never would have gone out feeling the way I did today. One of my biggest lessons has been that runners go running, every day unless there's a very good reason not to. It's a good feeling to have that kind of persistence pay off.
Total Miles: 7mi
Weekly So Far: 47mi
Saturday: Easy 7
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My Best Results:
7/31/16: Escarpment Trail Run 18mi
1st place, 3:01:12
7/18/15: Wakely Dam 33mi
1st place, 4:45:01, Course Record
6/21/14: Manitou's Revenge 54mi
1st place, 10:50:34, Course Record
4/21/14: Boston Marathon
10/13/13: Mohawk Hudson Marathon
11th place, 2:49:49
9/29/13: Vermont 50
3rd place, 6:40:29
5/25/13: Patch Sprint 12.5mi
1st place, 2:01:43, Course Record