Monday, July 21, 2008

7.5 miles....check!

Sunday was the day I conquered the 7 mile hurdle! Woke up to 95 percent humidity, overcast, rainy morning. Called Trac and we talked about if we were going to run outside and decided to bite the bullet and run in the rain. If we were at a race we wouldn't be bagging out!

The rain was actually nice for the short time it rained. Around the 4 mile mark it would have been nice to have some moisture other than the humidity. Things were sticking that had no business sticking! It started getting really hard after mile 6. Okay, mile 5. No, mile 4. No matter. We kept trucking along and even managed to run all out the last .75. Which hurt. A lot.

Oh, and the second we stopped running it started to rain. Figures!

Next weekend. 8 miles. Lord help me. 8 miles. I am going to increase a half-mile each week, which will line up perfectly with the half at the end of October.

1 comment:

IHateToast said...

i don't know why, but 8 miles sounds more brutal than 12.8 km. miles just sounds long. good for you for breaking that 7 barrier!