8 Mile Run- 2-18-2014

Nothing but Miles!
Nothing but Miles!

I was able to get out yesterday and put in some miles before sunset. Weather was great! A nice 63 degrees with just a little bit of wind.

Funny thing was, I got out there, got stretched and warmed up a bit, then realized I didn’t have my HR Strap. So back to the Apartment I go. Looked around and eventually found it and got back outside. This put me starting about 20 minutes later than I had wanted, but it all turned out just fine.

I didn’t really plan out how far I was going to go. I knew I wanted to put in more than 3-5 miles, just not an exact total. I did bring a pack of gels and had some heed in a water bottle that i staged on one side of the loop I ran. This way I could have some nutrition when needed. At 5 miles I still felt fresh enough to push on.I went ahead and put in another 5k.

By the end of the 8 Miles I felt pretty tired. My legs were starting to feel the distance and I decided that it was time to turn in for the day. Over all I still felt great and even got in some cool down exercises, which I need to do more often.

I ended the Run just before sunset and was able to get a few pics(they were taken while I was running, so no hate please lol).

Beautiful Sunset Across the Lake
Beautiful Sunset Across      the Lake

This is only my second semi-high mileage run on non-man made paths.I feel like I am doing well, and can’t wait for my next training run on Saturday, with the wife.

Today I’ll be putting in a Bike ride, probably around 20-25 miles. I’ll try and keep up with my buddy( I am pretty sure he is the son of flash or something). We shall see how my legs feel after that!

Tomorrow is a rest day, but I may got and get some cross-training plyometrics in. Just get my Heart Rate above 135 and keep it there for a bit. Nothing too strenuous.

Saturday’s run will probably be a couple of 1 mile repeats with maybe a 1-2 mile fartlek at the end. Time will tell, and I’ll let you guys know what Time tells me 🙂

In the end, I was super glad I made it out, even with the problems at first lol. And I was pretty impressed with the decent pace I was able to maintain without feeling like I was dying.

Each day brings me a bit closer to April and each workout prepares me a bit more to achieve my Goals!

You can find my run data by Clicking Here. It’ll show you the course and my slow pace haha.