Wednesday, June 13, 2012

You know you're a runner if...

Had 30 minutes for lunch so I spent 20 minutes running and 10 minutes showering. Better than nothing. As for this run, it was fast. I didn't intend to go fast but I felt like I was in a rush so I had to perform under pressure and get the run done. I wanted to make it the full 3+ mile route but decided to take a shorter lunch to make a meeting later today. Which means the entire run I felt a looming pressure to get back fast. Which was compounded by the sudden deerfly attack just as I approached the hill. I promptly ran down and back up the hill as quickly as I could. Talk about making your hill workout a speed workout. Sheesh!

Sorry, no pics today since I ran in the rain.

Temps were about 75F but humidity was at 100% with a few light sprinkles. Temps felt like 70F as I started due to the rain and light breeze but the rain and wind stopped and the temps suddenly warmed up quickly. No sun.

Fluids and Fuel:
Breakfast was yogurt, oatmeal, iced coffee, and eggs. During the run I had cold water in a bottle. Recovery was half a bottle of Gatorade followed by leftover pork chop, corn and orzo salad (orzo with peppers, onion, garlic, and feta).

Aches and Pains:
Deerflies. Nuf said.

No gear since I expected to get soaked (which I didn't since the rain disappeared).

Codename - You know you're a runner if... accidentally forget your beer bottle in the shower after a long run in the heat. find empty gel packets when you pull your running clothes out of the washer. know exactly how many miles are on each of your running shoes. All 25 pair.

Outbound - 9:57 (downhill)
Inbound - 10:30 (uphill)
Finish - 20:28

1 comment:

Lauren said...

I have to hand it to you for squeezing in runs during lunch time!

Runner if, response:
I have never forgotten my beer bottle in the shower after my long run (don't drink beer, usually, and always bathe, not shower

I find empty gel packs in the washer ALL THE TIME. : ))

I have no idea how many miles are on my running shoes, which by the way take up the entire area underneath our king size bed. BUT, I do know how many miles any trail around here is. No matter where I'm at, I can tell you how many miles "to the peak."