"We must expect reverses, even defeats. They are sent to teach us wisdom and prudence, to call forth greater energies, and to prevent our falling into greater disasters."
- Robert Edward Lee, 1807 - 1870
My run yesterday was good... bad… and ugly
17 mi in 2:45
Started with Kara... ran the first 1.5 miles with her.
Mile 1 - 11:24
Mile 2 - 10:04
Ran the next 5 backwards from Kara on the same loop... I tried something different each time we passed to make her laugh.... she only laughed once... at my ballet moves.
Mile 3 - 8:46
Mile 4 - 8:43
Mile 5 - 8:57
Mile 6 - 8:39
Mile 7 - 8:35
I did not really hold anything back during the backwards loops... just trying to run 4 loops to Kara's 3.
We slowed for Gel/water after we linked back up
Mile 8: 10:40
I stopped to tie my shoe during the next mile and chased Kara for most of it. She had a really good day yesterday (10 @ 10:30)
Mile 9 - 9:12 (due to the auto pause feature of my Garmin)
Kara stopped at 10 and during her last mile or so she cranked it up.... I started feeling puny.
Miles 10 & 11 ~9:40
At the house (somewhere during this time) I stopped a minute to swap shirts and get a drink
At this point I'm on my own and free to run my own pace.... Hard to get going again....
Mile 12 - 9:53
Picked it up on Mile 13 for a 9:07 but my entire left leg is starting to burn... I can feel that I'm running like a crab and dragging my left leg...
Mile 14 is a 9:31 and I'm seriously contemplating going straight home so as not to injure myself further I actually come to a complete stop and start to head home... but.... Masey and Kendall were at one of their friends house on the back side of the loop and I wanted to see/talk to them again....
Mile 15 I'm just trying to keep it together.... arguing with myself about finishing the loop or cutting straight for home.
Mile 16 I know that I'm cooked and fooked.... it's a 10:43.... I turned for home.
Mile 17 is just getting home.... it took 11:36 and I would have walked but... I did not... why? Because I wanted to write 17 in my training log instead of 16.x... silly I know but.... that's what I did....
Today I feel okay but... a little worried.
Maybe my hamstring problems are caused by the bike... We rode for 1.5 hours on Saturday.. I think my seat might be too high...
Or... maybe it's just that I'm tired and over-trained... it's the 19th and I have already run 104 miles this month.
I think that I'm just going to take it really easy until Thursday and see how that works out.