Last week…and I can’t remember what day anymore but I think it was Tuesday…I ran a short long run. A what?! I ran 10.1 miles instead of 13. I ran the 3 mile loop, the Rowe Quarter, and a .6 mile loop near my fan club’s headquarters. It was hot so I took a ton of powerade but I forgot to bring water. It was warm outside so the water would have been nice to pour on myself but I forgot it.
Along the way I had two girls do very obvious head turns. One pretty much stuck her head out of her window. She said something to me but I have no idea what it was. I often come across other runners. This time I came across one where I don’t usually — along route 33. I think he was walking but started running when he saw that another runner was coming. He waved. I don’t like runners that don’t wave.
I also came along at least two phantom road kills. A phantom road kill or PRK is a dead animal that you know is there but you can’t see.
This time I finally allowed myself to run an easy pace and not worry about speed. I ran the 10.1 miles in a little more than 1:35. That’s about a 9:30 pace.
On Friday I ran some distance at some pace. I ran to the gym, did a workout, ran most of the way home, and then ran the 3 mile loop. I really don’t know what the distance was. It was probably less than 4 miles. I don’t know how long it took because I intentionally didn’t turn on my stop watch.
Tonight I’m hoping to run the Rowe Half. It’s overcast right now which could make for a comfy run. This will be my last long run before the Corporate Challenge. I will be starting a new marathon training plan in the next 2 weeks or less.