After barely missing my first double digit (10 mile) run last weekend, I was motivated to get it in this weekend. And I am happy to say that I did! I did this run as part of the Hooray Spring Six Miler, even though I went ten.
I'll call this run my Tri-City Run since technically I ran into three different cities. My son had a soccer game in neighboring Valley Center this morning (they won 5-1), so I started the run right after the game, ran into Wichita, then over to Park City. I knew it was going to be right around a 10 min/mile pace and would at least be 10 miles (didn't want to short myself again). As it turns out, it was 10.81 miles, in 1:47:10, a pace of 9:54, right about where I thought I'd be.
With my first half marathon coming up in about a month, getting some double digit runs in will really boost my confidence I think. I will say that the last 2-3 miles of this run, the bottoms of my feet and toes were killing me. Everything else--legs, breathing, mental, etc--was great, except for my feet. Not sure if it's the inserts I'm using or the shoes I'm testing for New Balance, or maybe I just haven't conditioned my feet to take that kind of pounding yet. They were really sore by the end of the run. I immediately plopped myself down into an ice bath:
Looking forward to going to a concert tonight with my dad and brothers, just a guys night out. We're going to see a guitarist named Tommy Emmanuel. I've never seen him but I've heard he is amazing.
Happy Spring everyone!