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.
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.