Today I did my first double digit run since Cozy [and unlike the Cozy 26.2, this was an actual run. teehee]. It was in the high 20s and I was pretty warm until about mile five - even taking off my jacket - until, at mile 5.2ish, the wind really picked up ! After that I was much more comfortable. I did my familiar Butcher's Hill to Fort McHenry and back. Love that part of the city.
Fun fact: Fort McHenry is the birthplace of the National Anthem: O say can you see, by the dawns early light, a large red, white and blue banner? Whose broad stripes and bright stars . . . were so gallantly streaming! over the star-shaped Fort McHenry during the Battle of Baltimore, September 13-14, 1814. The valiant defense of the fort by 1,000 dedicated Americans inspired Francis Scott Key to write The Star-Spangled Banner.
history + running = neat-o!
1h 33m 02s 10.22 miles 09m 06s/Mi
I got home at 4:00 and left at 4:55 for a second run - solely for the purpose of another tally for the 100-runs-in-100-days challenge. This, my friends, was tough. It was cold and I was tired.
20m 22s 2.12 miles 09m 37s/Mi
When I got back from that I felt awful. 12+ miles when you haven't done more than 7 recently isn't terrible per se, but I just felt like poop. A couple advil, some water, a bubble bath, a bowl of soup, and a mug of hot black tea, though, and I'm all better.
I'm so happy to be training.
oh, my dad [finally!] sent me his Cozy photos. the one below is me finishing - on the jumbotron!