Last Long Run Before Buffalo Creek HM
Sunday, October 03, 2010
Yesterday was one of those perfect fall days (and today is, too). I didn't get out for my run until almost noon, but it was still cool and comfortable. Without any set plan, I headed toward the park, ran two one-mile loops, then headed out of town on the "back road." The route is nice rolling hills. I felt strong and I settled in to run/walk intervals of 8:2. I wanted to run the entire distance, but was feeling the effects of Friday's yoga class--lots of back bends--and I could feel some back muscle strains as I ran. The run went great until I hit mile 10 and smacked into the wall. My foot was aching (darn that blasted toe) and I felt like almost every drop of energy had been used up. So, I slowed my pace a bit and just kept pushing, adjusting my route a bit so I wouldn't hit any big hills. Finished in 2:15:31, which is about where I hope to finish in the half marathon. I'm looking forward to short runs until the 16th.