For the past two weekends I have been reminded of how tough double digit miles are for me. Around mile 8 or 9 my legs start getting tired and heavy and then by mile 10 they just want to quit. It’s not so bad that I would actually stop. In fact, I usually kick it in my final mile so I can finish strong, but man they are tough.
Do they ever get easier? They must, right?
I guess I haven’t really done many double digit runs in my life…. in fact I’ve only done six of them so far:
- 10 miles x 1
- 11 miles x 2
- 12 miles x 2
- 13.1 miles x 1
Physically the double digit runs this training cycle feel almost as hard as last fall, but at least I know I can do them. That’s kind of cool and what helps me finish strong.
My 3.5 mile run last night? Not hard. I was cruising and felt really, really good. No knee pain or any hints of sciatica issues.
It was pretty warm out (about 78) and I was sweating like crazy by the end.
When I got home I decided I was going to take the elevator instead of the stairs. I did some sprints before calling it a night and my legs were feeling like they deserved the elevator. As soon as I stepped into the lift some guy followed me in. SO ANNOYING.
I hate being in a confined space like an elevator with someone when I am super sweaty. Obviously this random guy should have known this about me and taken the other elevator. Geesh.
What’s wrong with people these days? : )
Okay, now on a completely unrelated note I HAVE A SECRET!!!! I bought Adam his valentine’s day gift yesterday… it’s something he is going to be super excited about … and now I have to keep it a secret for 2.5 weeks! This is going to be so hard. I’m really bad at keeping secrets from him. Almost every time I try to plan a surprise I get too excited and spill the beans early.
I’m really going to try to keep it in this time but I’ve already cracked a little bit and told him that I bought his gift.
He asked for a hint but I haven’t given him one yet. I think if I give him a hint he’ll guess it right away… ahh!
Are you good at planning surprises?
Hate it or don’t mind it when you’re sweaty and other people around you are not?