The Long Run Daze
All is good - I survived the 4 hour run! If I didn't do another long run before MRTR 50K, I'd feel just fine about my training.
I left the house Saturday just before 8 am for my journey around town. I wasn't sure how the Brooks PureCadence Flows would hold up for such a long run, but my Brooks Adrenalines are pretty much shot so I took the chance.
It was going to be a hot one so I put on the most comfortable running outfit I own - lululemon run racerback tank and tempo shorts.
Luckily, this run was much better than my 3.5 hr run two weeks ago. It was sort of a two part run in my mind. I ran out and back for the first half running on the river path and Pre's Trail, a flat bark path.
Then it was back downtown to REI to restock on fuel - another pack of strawberry Shot Bloks and a kids Z Bar. The second half of my run was up to Hendricks park along some hilly, shaded trail, which was really nice as the temps were rising.
The manfriend went mountain bike racing and dropped my car off downtown, which was nice. I finished nearly a marathon distance feeling strong, happy and fairly pain free.
Then the long run daze set in. I drove over to Starbucks to get some caffeine and promptly locked my car key in the car. Brilliant.
Luckily, I had my debit card so I could get Jimmy Johns and some iced coffee. Seriously needed.
Spent the next hour stretching (you're welcome Starbucks patrons), reading blogs, chatting with my mom and admiring my dirty legs before I was able to get the spare key.
It's amazing how one good run can really change your attitude about training.
At his race, Pete won a gift card to Turtles, a local bar and grill so guess what was for dinner?!
My favorite salad in Eugene...
And pesto pasta with chicken, broccoli and sun dried tomatoes.
I ate more than my fair share and still had half of it to take home for Sunday's lunch for both Pete and I.
When we got home, I felt guilty for leaving the pup inside all day so we took her out to the nearby lake. She loves swimming. I was just wishing I had my suit on and would have jumped right in!
And how about those closing ceremonies to the Olympics?! I can't say I recall a closing ceremony from the past, but I'm pretty sure I'll remember this one.
Now that the Tour de France AND Olympics are over, it's time to ax cable...womp womp. I guess we'll be watching a lot of Netflix and maybe reading more.
And with that, another Happy Manic Monday to us all. How was your weekend?