I ran 15 miles today so that 13 will feel easy during the 1/2 marathon next weekend. At least that was the logic. Unfortunately my legs were feeling fatigued by mile 8, so maybe that logic wasn’t particularly sound. I did get through almost 15 today without too much trouble. My husband met me at Crissy Field for the last bit and we enjoyed a walk/stretch in the sun near the water afterward. I opted to run without heart rate monitor today with only a goal time. I arrived at our meeting spot the exact minute I had guessed I would be there (2:15 after I left home), which puts my pace, including a walking warm-up, bathroom/drinking fountain breaks and walking while switching tunes on the ipod at just over a 10 minute mile. If I actually run the entire race next weekend, I might be able to push 2 hours. We’ll see.
There’s nothing much to describe about the run today other than it was another gorgeous, crowded day in the city! I almost never run on weekends and I was astonished at the sheer volume of people with dogs and baby strollers walking Land’s End. The beach was full of walkers, surfers and a big Halloween party. I had to dodge more people than usual on Crissy Field also.
I finished the run feeling strong (added a small “sprint” to the end) and am still standing several hours later. Time for a movie and bed!
The workout: 15ish miles, plenty of water/sports drink, chocolate goo & mini luna bar