Over the course of my life, I've suffered through two knee surgeries, three episodes with kidney stones, dislocated my shoulder twice, bruised my ribs, and suffered a broken arm and foot.
My son battled cancer and received a life-saving liver transplant at a very young age. I feel at times, that I am running on empty. Through your thoughts, prayers, and encouragement I find the fuel that I need to keep going.
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Saturday, August 20, 2011
I set off for my planned 18 mile run today and managed to get through 7.5 miles outside before I made the decision to finish my workout indoors…It was extremely hot and the temp was quickly reaching 80f degrees…I felt like I was getting ready to suffer from some heat-related illness too, so I decided to return home and finish my run on the treadmill…So, doing my math; I had 10.5 miles to run on the “dreadmill.”It was absolutely boring.But I reached my mileage goal today.
18 total miles @ 3:06:29 (10:21 pace), not including the 20 minute cool down for my "walk of shame" home; I was over a mile away from the casa...
I cannot count this as a distance PR since it was actually two separate runs/distances…I was able to work on pacing better on the treadmill though; historically, I’ve dropped significant time off my pace after the 10-12 mile point.Although indoors, today’s 10.5 miles on the treadmill wasn’t easy…I set the speed to 6.2mph with 1 degree of incline and finished at 5.8mph. I guess the 7.5 mile run outside combined with the heat stress took a lot out of me.
I hope the temps start to cool off soon.I have a 20 miler next weekend and I want to complete it all outdoors…Blah…
Four weeks until the marathon.Have a nice weekend and be safe!
Happy running and God bless!
"Fight the good fight, finish the race, and always keep faith"
2 Timothy 4:7