A mid-week journey

Every run involves some sort of challenge. It's one of the things that make running worthwhile. Today I challenged myself by moving my long run to the middle of the week and after a track workout the day before, all because I want to run a 5-mile race Saturday. I was told once that a long run after a track workout is a great thing to do, as long as the long run is done with ease. Last night I questioned whether or not to do a longer run today because I felt worn out, but when I woke up I knew it was the right thing to do.

On top of that, I challenged myself to not run up and down the same street in order to not cross the same point twice. I almost did that, but ended up crossing one point twice only briefly and then running just past where my ran began. (Click here to view the run.)

Overall, this was a good, solid, in-control run. I'm glad I did it. The route I took is so easy to add to as well. Only problem was it was already in the mid-70s and very humid when the ran began around 6:30 a.m. By the end, I was sweating so bad that sweat was dripping off my hat as if it were raining. It was like taking a shower, not rinsing off and putting clothes on.


Amy said...

Don't you love when you drip in sweat - I always tell myself that losing all that sweat can certainly equal the reward of one more cookie!

Anonymous said...

Your writings this week have been about changes and being flexible. This norning I took a different route instead of the loop. I walked down Peaks to Lake Dr to the pond and back up Peaksview. It was much quieter this morning and a lot cooler! I could hear the frogs croaking and the view of the mountains from the top of the hill on Peaksviw was breathtaking.So breaking from my routine this morning was well worth it. Keep up the good work!

lynchburgrunner said...

One thing that is definitely a plus in the mornings is how much quieter things are!