I love when longer distance runs feel so good. My 12 miles last night was oddly fun and went by pretty fast.
I always find it funny when sometimes longer runs are easier than shorter runs. Does that ever happen to you?
A couple weeks ago Kelly, Ben (her husband), her sister Megan,and I went for a four mile run and it was tough for all of us. Megan and I were talking about how we have had really challenging shorter runs and really easy longer runs.
Why? I have no clue. Other than I mentally prepare more for longer runs, so maybe that does the trick?!
I spent the day in my classroom organizing things and hanging up a few things. All day I knew I had a 12 mile run and was able to “get excited” about it and go over the route in my head.
I got home around 4:30 and had a light veggie scramble (yellow squash, zucchini, potatoes and tomatoes) and drank a ton of water.
I left for my run around 6:30 because I wanted my stomach to settle before I bounced around for 12 miles.
I split my run into two parts because it was hot out, so I planned on stopping back at my house for a quick water break.
The first part of my run I ran 3.5 miles out into the county and then back to my house. The whole time I was running I was watching this plane fly around. It looked so fun! I also listened to my music, which made the first part of my run fly by.
After my water break I ran in town to finish up the last five miles. I didn’t have an airplane to watch, but this segment also went by super fast! I was not running fast (9:06 average pace), but I felt fantastic and the run felt effortless and awesome.
A post or two ago I mentioned telling people you are going for a run to hold you more accountable. After my run I sent a few of my lucky friends this. Complete sarcasm on the lucky part 😉
Once I got home I stretched a while and then Morgan and I had to get some groceries for the week.
I have a four mile recovery run later today and until then Charlie and I will be working in the yard.
My legs feel pretty tired right now, but a slow, easy effort recovery jog will definitely help later. I’ve also got two rounds of core to do, and that is it for the day!
Here is what I created yesterday for my classroom door:
At the end of this past school year I had my fifth graders write tips to the new incoming fifth graders on a shirt or pair of shorts they created. It was cute re-reading them, but it also made me a bit sad because I miss them still!
Lastly, my aunt sent me this picture she took of me at the dunk tank. That’d be my cousin retrieving some baseballs he threw. He did succeed and managed to dunk me several times.
Have a great Tuesday!