Run Time: 1:15 min Run Distance: 8.5 miles
So I switched my long runs to Wednesdays. Yesterday I was pumped to be getting it done earlier in the week. It's so hard to do a long run on the weekend because my mind is really back relaxing with Andy. So I figured out that I'm the most focused on the weekdays.
Anyway, I drove all the way home in rush hour again yesterday because there was no way that I was running 8 miles on the treadmill when it was so nice outside (plus I knew it was going to rain for the next few days). So anyway, the drive home was quite exhausting. I almost fell asleep at the wheel a few times. For some reason...cars put me to sleep. Which really isn't a good thing when you are sitting in rush hour traffic trying to get home. But I digress. The purpose behind me telling you that is maybe to somehow suggest some sort of explanation for what happened later...
My 8 mile run was really a struggle. My legs were sore, which definetly is a first for me. I never get sore legs during my run. I'm thinking this may be caused by the fact that I needed to wear my old shoes for my run yesterday (cuz my new shoes were soaked still). But anyway, my legs did not want to move. I felt like a tortoise the entire run. Granted...according to my Nike+ I was running 9:30. Which is okay. BUT...I have a feeling my Nike+ system is a little off because I have yet to calibrate it. And I have tested it on the treadmill and it was off by a teeny bit. One of these days I need to calibrate.
But anyways, so thus the reason I ran 8.5 miles as well. I'm sure you are thinking, if she was struggling with 8...why did she go 8.5? Well it's because I was attempting overcompensate whatever goof ups my Nike+ system might have going on.
Anyways, the run was a big struggle. I was exhausted at 4 miles and I still had 4 more to go. But I trudged through and made it. I don't understand why it was so hard for me though. There are days when I can run forever (my 10 mile day). There are days when I HAVE to tell myself to stop but yesterday I was like pulling my legs and body through it.
And today...I'm sore. I had the hardest time sleeping last night. I woke up a million times despite the fact that I felt extremely tired. My muscles are so sore today. My legs feel like they are ice blocks. Ah! I hope my next long run isn't this bad!