Like the title says, this was my longest ever non-race run. I was pretty nervous about it, not because of the distance, but because of how my stupid foot has been behaving lately. Once again, the weather was amazing for February - a balmy 65 degrees. Let me remind you that it snowed on Monday.
Welcome to Central Virginia, the land of bi-polar weather.
Anyhow, Prabir joined for me tonight. He lasted until 8.5 miles, when he had to stop thanks to some serious cramping. I kept going with out him (sorry Prabs). I was amazed at how great I felt - not short of breath at all, my foot didn't hurt. The only thing that hurt a little bit was my left hip. By the end of the run there was a nice breeze going and I felt perfect.
Here's what the mighty Garmin had to say.
|You can see where we walked in mile 7 and then paused to|
stretch in mile 8, which didn't work things out enough for poor Prabir.
|Moving pace is dramatically better than elapsed time.|
We hit lots of red lights, naturally.
I'm really really pleased with this run and I'm hoping that I've seen the last of the arch pain for a while.
My new Brooks came last night, but I opted to not test drive them on this 9 miler. I'm going to do that on Friday, when I have 5 miles of tempo work scheduled.
Oh, and my reward for 9 miles? A delicious spicy chicken sandwich from Wendy's.
Sorry this entry wasn't very entertaining... we are currently tied with Northeastern, a terrible team. We are playing like crap and we just went into overtime. Ugh! So needless to say, despite the great run, I'm not in a great mood since we are losing to a team that has lost 5 of its last 6 games!