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10 Mile jog Long run #4...5.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

So last week my long run was cut short due to weather issues. I made it about 4.5 of my 8 miles. But this week I made it the full 10! My first 10 EVER!

Cold. 10 minutes past sunrise. 16 degrees, but no wind chill, except for the breeze my crazy speed was making! Sunny. There was still a lot of snow on the ground. Knee hight if left alone, higher if the plows piled it up.

Started with my usual 3 egg whites and serving of bulgur (changed from steel cut oats). The eggs actually made my a little sick. So i had my bulgur and then a "granola" bar I made last night for during my run. Yum.

My usual. New shoes, tights, workout pants, wicking shirt, fleece jacket, HRM, and head gear. I eventually need to upgrade my socks. They are regular cotton socks.

Warm up:
I need to work on this. I do some jogging in the house and some stretching (very light). I jog about as I collect items i need (cell phone, mp4 player, food, tissues).

The Run:
The original plan was for 10.65 miles. Most of which would be in the road since the sidewalks are still snowed in. I had to cut part of the park off the route due to snow. I also had to cut out a bridged area because it was a blind corner and the sidewalk was still covered. I decided that was a little to risky to try with traffic picking up. I also made a small wrong turn. In the end I made it just around 10 miles (might be 9.98 or so but maps make it hard to determine)

I had to do a little walking up a tall hill. Not too bad. I took the opportunity to clean the ice off my eyelashes. This is also about where I ran out of unused tissues :(.

I ate three granola chunks between miles 4 and 8. Yum. They work pretty well. Still working on a good, clean, and run friendly version.

Back home:
I walked around the house to cool down and then did some stretching and water drinking. Not enough stretching. I got cold pretty quickly and went to take a shower. Stretched more after the warmness. Unfortunately DH had recently taken a shower and used most of the hot water, darn. I'll need to do more walking and stretching later.

Aches and Pains:
Muscle under the knee was tight for the end of the run, no pain though. Hamstrings still tight from Thursday Weights Class.

Overall not a bad run.
Time: 2 hours 15 minutes, so a 4.4mph rate. I'm getting better!

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    WOW! You have totally inspired me :) I am going to make this my best training week ever :) Thanks for posting the details of your run. Makes me feel like my little set backs on the trail are just part of the adventure.
    Happy stretching. Hope you have a great week!
    3833 days ago
    Whoo hoo!! 10 miles. Isn't it an awsome feeling to be in double digits.
    3834 days ago
    Wow girl . .I'm so proud of you for getting out there in the cold and the snow. The cold REALLY tires me out . . I did 20 minutes the other morning and thought I was gonna keel over! So good for you!!!! And a great time too! Keep it up girl, you're gonna rock that Marathon. :)
    3834 days ago
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