Headed out to meet Chad and Katie this morning at Starbucks to head to Augustana College to run the QCDC half marathon course with the Cornbelt Running Club. There was a big group of easily over 50 people.
It was cold. I was freezing as I dressed in shorts and a LU jacket. I knew once I started moving I would warm up, but at first I was doubting the point of this run.
My legs felt good after the big brick workout yesterday. My body recovered very well. I was not sore and I did not feel tired. As we started out going pretty easy I soon realized my legs were more fatigued than they felt.
Thank goodness for great people to run with. Having Chad and Katie to run with kept me moving because I was weak mentally today with the weather and tired legs.
We ran the first 10-11 miles pretty easy and then Chad added a little Uhde Jet Fuel to his system and he was off. Katie adapted easily and I had to dig down a little bit to stay course. I refocused on my strides because when I get tired or try to pick up the pace I always want to lengthen my stride. I realigned my body and put my feet underneath me keeping my stride short and efficient. I was able to finish strong.
I felt great cardio wise. I never felt labored in breathing. I breathed "normal" the whole time. My legs were tired, but that is to be expected after yesterday. Going easy we still ran faster than our(Chad and I ) race times from last year. Chad is going to PR this course big time in two weeks. No doubt about it he is going to crush his time. I have not decided if I am going to run. I need to find out if it would be wise to run one week before my Olympic Distance Tri. I need to decide quickly.
Wrapped up the morning with some donuts for the family. Time to keep knocking off cleaning the house and hanging with the kids. A bike ride is still on the roster for workouts today as I did not get it in before the run. Just have to find time between everything.
Enjoy your Sunday!