Run Time: 1 Hour, 30 Minutes Run Distance: 10 Miles
So yesterday was a very nice day by the time afternoon rolled around. I fought traffic just so that I could get an outdoor run in on the trails by my house. (In rush hour it takes me over an hour to get home so to avoid rush hour usually I go to the gym). Anyways, yesterday I hit 10 miles. Now...I understand that this is a big leap for someone who has been taking some lighter runs the past few weeks in an attempt to get rid of side stitches...but hear me out...
So I'm running....It's gorgeous outside, the wind is blowing just perfect so that you aren't blown away yet are nicely cooled. The trails are packed with cyclists, rollerbladers and a few fellow runners. I've found that it really helps to see other people when I run because then there are so many more distractions to take in. I was really enjoying this run and you could tell because before I knew it I was 4 miles out. Well, I really could have stopped there...but I wanted to see what was ahead. I've decided this might be a little trouble spot to my running on these trails. I keep wanting to charge ahead to see what's up there. Yesterday I ran clear into another city just to see what was ahead. But anyway, I went another mile and then turned back around at 5 because I knew that it would then be 10 miles by the time I returned. Although I really do still want to know what's out there...I guess I'll have to bike it someday.
But anyway, that's how I ended up with a 10 mile run. The run back was clearly not as exciting as the run out there. But it was odd...I didn't really feel exhausted or extremely sore. My body did start to shoot out some warning signals towards the end...however I finished feeling like I had just finished 3 miles. It was really odd. I didn't feel extremely exhausted right away. But I definetly feel a little more sore today.