It was somewhat cooler and less humid this morning (meaning that it was 68 degrees with 93% humidity! LOL). I wore my iFitness belt with water in the bottles because I was trying out the Huma Chia gel. I'll do a more in-depth report in a separate post about that.
After yesterday's long bike ride, my legs were quite tired this morning. My warm-up and first mile definitely showed that. But once I got going, everything felt much better and my pace picked up nicely. I felt a twinge here and there but nothing bad and nothing that stuck around to annoy me.
Shortly into the run, I decided if was going to run 55 minutes nonstop, I may as well go ahead and do a full hour! I have that on the schedule for next week anyway! This would mark the first time since my ITB injury in 2011 that I would run for an hour without stopping! Not that I have anything against run/walk intervals because they definitely enabled me to do many, many races since my injury that I never would have been able to do. And I absolutely think I'll be returning to intervals at some point in the future. But running for an hour without stopping again has been a milestone that I've been looking forward to attempting. I remember how excited I was to do that back in 2009. Would I be able to do it again?
And I did it! And my pacing was really, really good, I think!
|This includes my 5:00 warm-up. So in the hour that I ran nonstop, I ran 5.92 miles! Sweet!|
|Post-run! Feeling strong!|
|Here is my actual race bib. I chose Ravenclaw as my House! :)|
|My printer wouldn't work, but here I am with my bib. I look a little scary! LOL|