Thursday, June 5, 2008
Long Run Early
I decided to get my long run done early since Saturday is going to be a busy one for me. Jody called about 6:30 and wasn't feeling good so I went back to bed. While laying there, thinking about how I should be up and running anyway, I decided to do my long run. I called Jodi to see if she wanted to keep me company but she is sick too! This just isn't right! Maybe this crazy weather we're having is making everyone sick. The highs have been in the 50's this week and it doesn't look to get over 75 in the next few days either. It's great for running, not so great for going to the pool with the kids! I really didn't feel like going out, but knew I had to. I decided that once I got out there and ran for a bit, I would decide how far to go. I'm still figuring out the Garmin thing and how to start new workouts. The first 5 miles were a struggle. The lower half of my legs just did not want to loosen up. My calves, shins, and ankles were so tight. I stopped several times to shake them out and stretch, but until I hit about 5 miles, they were just tight. I ended up going 11 miles and the rest felt pretty good. I hit a couple of really big hills and had to walk part of them to keep my heart rate from skyrocketing. I didn't keep it down as much as I did the week before, but it stayed pretty steady at the high end of the spectrum. My friend, Holly, suggested I get my VO2 max tested so that I could see exactly where my percentages should be. Maybe.