Friday, October 6 – 12 miles
Today was long run day! I started doing my long runs a while back on Fridays. It really seems to work for me. I like that it gets my weekend started right and on Thursdays I can fix a nice pasta dinner for Hubby and me.
For the past year or so, I’ve been doing my long runs on some of the greenways around here. I sometimes start and finish on the greenway – but, may hit the road for some miles. It all depends on the miles that I am doing.
The greenway that I start my longer runs on starts at a place called Fallon Park. There are runners and cyclists that start there. I like starting there because there is a port-a-potty right there. On the greenway, there are a couple – but, I like having one right there before I get started. Well, I don’t know whose bright idea it was to get rid of it – but, today it was gone. My bladder was upset! It had to go a mile or so before it could be relieved and ready to be happy with the run. I really hope it comes back. Oh, the woes of a runner. (See that big tree in the background – that’s where it used to be!)
Other than that the run today went great. I had a few spells where the legs felt a little draggy – but, overall it was great! And, my last mile (#12) was my fastest one! Love it when that happens!
The run itself was pretty uneventful. I veered off for a few miles to explore a new part that I had not been on before. It just wandered through some neighborhoods and then ended back up on the main greenway.
It was a perfect morning for a longer run. 50 degrees at the start and sunny. I’m cold natured – but, a tank and shorts was perfect!
I love my longer runs. I’m slower than I used to be years ago – but, running long still makes me very happy!
See ya tomorrow!