There was this feeling. A scratchy, aching feeling in the back of my throat. I noticed it when I was returning from RoadRunner on Saturday. Hmmm. This could be T Junior’s cold. Naw. I am NOT getting sick.
|Me and Zoë after Sunday’s long run.|
I considered texting my running buddy and canceling our 7 a.m. meeting. But I really wanted to get the long run done. Also, we were supposed to meet up with Alma, her friend S, and WeROKC group member, P, at Mile 3. Plus I’ve always felt better running while sick. Mr. T gave me an Ibuprofin and I went to bed.
|Zoë, S, Alma and P at their turn-around.|
|Zoë, S, me and P. (This was my first long run in
my Target Champion capris and they held up well!)
And, we saw the most colorful runner ever! I’m talking tie-dye and red tights. He definitely gave us a run for our money in the running outfit department. On another note (a musical one), I need to figure a longer playlist. I had to restart mine at Mile 10.
At Mile 11, Zoë’s painful neuromas were bugging her and we walked for a little bit. We chatted about walking and how it’s okay to do and how it really doesn’t make that big of a dent in your time. I’m thinking for the next long run, I will do the run/walk. I’m curious to see how my energy level will be at the end.
|Clearly, I need to practice my pose.|
16 Miles D.O.N.E
Fastest Mile (16): 9:37
Slowest Mile (11): 11:27
Average Pace: 10:29