Not surprisingly, it was another hot one last night. It was actually worse than Monday when I felt like I reached my breaking point but this time I ran smart.
I took it nice and slow (a full minute slower than Monday) and ended up feeling great!!
I had to reel myself in at first because my legs were ready to go-go-go but I didn’t want a repeat of Monday night.
Not as many runners as usual were out and about, and every one that was seemed extra friendly. One guy gave me the peace sign, and a bunch of people smiled and waved. Maybe I was just in a good mood and noticed little things I usually miss!
Every night when I get down to the beach I always turn left, but last night I decided to turn right and check out the other side.
The last time I ran this section of the beach was during the Fort Lauderdale half way back in November of last year!
Tonight I decided that I would LOVE to run the Fort Lauderdale half again this November.
I checked and it’s exactly five weeks after the Portland Marathon. I think that should be plenty of time to recover, do some easy training runs, and enjoy a nice day at the half.
I’ll probably do the Fort Lauderdale half every year for the rest of my life because:
1.) I can walk to the start line.
2.) I can walk home from the finish line.
(although last year Adam went and got the car and drove me home, haha)
3.) It covers my normal training course so I’m super familiar with every step.
I just wish I would have registered back when the entry first went on sale because the price has already gone up twice. It’s hard for me to part with hard earned money to run a route that I run every day of my life anyway… but I want to collect another medal that represents my city.
I know it’s not cool to admit you like medals… true runners do it for the love of the sport… blah blah.
Oh well, I like shiny, big medals!
Have you ever done the same race twice?
Which race has been your favorite ever and why?