wasn't sure what the plan was this morning when i woke up to rain. should i wait until it stops raining then go mountain bike? should i just ride on the bike trainer (again!) and weight train? should i wait until it dries up then go ride the road bike? and all of a sudden i remembered, i'm supposed to be training for the gasparilla half marathon and i haven't done a "long" run in over 2 weeks. as soon as the last bit of rain moved out, i was out the door for a 12 mile run. my last long run was on january 2nd and it was just a tad bit over 10 miles, so i needed to get this run in. started off not feeling too great...must have been that whole wheat bread with natural peanut butter. gross! i usually run my best on an empty stomach but i ate the above mentioned breakfast prior to making the decision to do the long run. my bad! it took a good 2-3 miles and then finally one really good burp and i felt much better and my favorite running song came on, so life was good for the rest of the run. my pace wasn't too shabby either~1:30:34, which was a 7:33/mile average pace. most of my run was in my personal disney world (flatwoods park). i must say, after running in such cool weather lately, today felt really HOT. my face was beet red when i got home. but i'm not complaining because it really felt good to sweat and taste the salt on my tongue everytime i threw water on my face at the water stations.
on our ride yesterday with the group (see previous post), i noticed signs posted on some of the trees that read something like this: warning: hunting boundary. hunting? never, ever has this park had hunting allowed in it, so i thought maybe someone posted those as a joke. however, on this mornings run, as i ran thru my secret passageway into my personal disney world, i saw this sign posted:
here is another common sight in this area:
go vikings! go brett favre! hope everyone had a nice weekend and maybe you have tomorrow off too...which means more fun-more time to train! i'll be riding and swimming tomorrow for sure and very much looking forward to it.
much love and peace out ya'll!