Wednesday, October 7, 2009
The 8 miles that almost killed me
Okay, so I did "run" my 8 miles yesterday. I put run in quotes because I did not run it all. I didn't even run most of it, but I did run some of it and walk some of it. Over all I kept my pace average to an 11:40 pace, so it wasn't horrible, but it wasn't great either. As I started running my shins started aching, then as I kept running my toe started hurting (I have one toe that bruises and looses its nail every race season), then as I kept running I started to get rubbed all the wrong way, so I didn't keep running. I walked. I didn't stroll. I pumped my arms, moved my feet- walked. I made myself go the whole distance even though I passed my house at the half way point. When I finally arrived at home I had gone 8.56 miles in a little less than 1:40. Upon coming in the house my lower legs hurt so much I couldn't really move them. I felt like I had WAY overdone it, but much to my surprise this morning I could actually walk without any trouble. I guess that means I am capable of putting in a few miles today! Run on, my friends, run on!