If you are on twitter, you know what I am talking about. Saturdays run was fun and challenging for me. I was in Kiawah, SC all weekend for work. I had my long run on the schedule for Saturday and was excited to change up the scenery in a new place.
RLRF run #3 for the week. 12 miles at marathon pace (MP) plus 30 secs= 9:30. This is a pretty easy pace for me.
I headed out at 6:45 or so. It was actually fairly cool and I managed to stay in the shade on the bike/walking path for the entire run.
|But I did notice several of these signs all along my run. And secretly I was hoping to see one
I was probably 5-6 miles in and noticed a father and son who had passed me on their bikes stopped at a pond. Of course I had to stop and get a pic! The little gator was cute
The rest of the run was pretty uneventful. Just cruised along for miles and miles. I didn’t realize how spoiled I was running with TNT every week until I ran this one by myself. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy the mental break for myself, but the miles go by much faster with a friend. I passed some very cute firemen washing their trucks (is it just the uniform?), several parts of the golf courses and a few other bikers, runners and walkers.
This is the heat and humidity when I finished….thank goodness for the shade!!
And the final info on the watch…
Top it all off with an amazing crab and veggie omelet and fruit.
Other things I realized on the run:
Don’t forget your GU and water bottle. I was stuck on an island and no one carried running supplies. The best I could get for sugar/carbs was gummy lifesavers. They didn’t do the trick. I also left my handheld water bottle in Atlanta and had to carry a regular water bottle the entire time. NOT. FUN. Contemplating the hydration belt.
Update the ipod. I jammed to Kings of Leon the entire run. I forgot to charge my shuffle and only had my regular ipod. Without a running music playlist. Not as fun.
12 miles is a breeze. I. LOVE. THIS. FEELING.
That is it. My first cool #seenonmyrun. And my first official week of RLRF training complete. So far so good.