10-Miler Recap

On Saturday morning, I set out to do a 10-mile run, which for me is my longest run to date. I go into my long runs with the mindset that I don’t care about my pace; I just care that I get the miles in. It didn’t hurt that it was in the low 60s, sunny, and everyone was out and about enjoying the day.

I listened to the last chapter in Stephen King’s The Man in the Black Suit audiobook, which really fell short of my expectations. Do you listen to any audiobooks on long runs? I love horror stories, so I’m going to try to find another Stephen King book at the library soon.

The rest of the time I caught up on the Runner Girls Podcast. I downloaded a few episodes of Another Mother Runner podcast on Friday, but I didn’t delve into that one yet.

I ran a total of 10.7 miles at a pace of 11:28, which isn’t too shabby for me—especially for a long run. I could tell that toward the end of the run I started to get a blister on my left foot (not in the same spot as it had previously been several months ago), but otherwise I felt fairly good. My left knee didn’t bother me too much either, but I knew I’d be tired for the rest of the day and probably on Sunday too.

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Here I am: Sweaty and tired.

I’m still a little sore today (Monday), but of course I needed to do my Women’s Running Community Virtual Boston Run today! #BostonStrong As I set out, I wanted to do my usual 4-miler during my lunch break, but my legs felt very heavy. I almost contemplated heading home, but I really wanted to get in at least a 5K. As I turned back around to go home on my usual route, BAM, oh look, hi pavement. I think my legs were just too tired, and I wasn’t picking up my legs enough. So now both of my knees and hands are scraped up a bit. Ouch. I feel like I’m the only one who falls *this* much haha.

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8 thoughts on “10-Miler Recap

    • Thank you! I think I just get in the zone and don’t think about my footing enough. Sometimes I literally have to mentally say, “Pick those feet up, Becky!” Haha.

  1. I’ve never though of running with an audio book. How do you like it compared to no music or music? It probably all depends on the book too.

    • I really like it! I’ve stopped listening to music completely and just listen to audiobooks or podcasts. I think it would definitely depend on the book, but I like listening to something new that I’ve never listened to before. 🙂

    • Thank you so much! Try and increase your mileage by a mile or two on each long run, and you’ll get there in no time! Aww thanks so much! I just read your blog post, and it looks neat. I’ll definitely participate! Thank you! xoxo

  2. OUCH!!! I’m sorry you fell! I’m accident prone and fall down a lot so that is a very familiar scene for me. Great job on the 10 miler too! I LOVE Stephen King! Maybe I should check out some of his audiobooks for my long runs too! (Great suggestion!)

    • Thank you! I think it all depends on the audiobook narrator. The one that I listened to was very slow-paced and mundane. So it actually worked well on a long run, where (for me at least), I’m going for miles and not pace!

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