Hey hey! What a day for speeeed! I put off my planned long run from yesterday to today due to very high winds and rain. Glad I did as there were some seriously mangled trees on the ground that I went past today. Fortunately I got out and back at the best time of the day as the rain has just started up again.
Anyway, it was one of those runs that just felt right from the start and as I reached the 5k mark I realised that I had a shot of getting in under 2 hours, all the conditions were right, my legs were good my breathing was good and the weather was almost perfect.
I got my third best time ever at 1:57:50!
Really happy with that one! My last long run with a push before a couple of upcoming races. I will still do a long run but I won’t be pushing it like today, need to save it for the big days!
I have a 10.5k trail run with some elevation (can’t remember off hand how much) that a student of mine organises in her village. That will be fun as it’s not too long a run. That’ll be on the 26th and the following week I have a 22k road race with 300 meters climb at the halfway way point. It’s entirely on paved roads so no technical difficulties just muscle power!!
Post run snack of almond butter with applesauce on whole wheat. Tasty!! With a mug of peach mango tea to wash it down. Speaking of food, I discovered that Koko absolutely loves peas! I checked on the Internets and they said peas are fine for cats so that’s good. How did I discover this you ask?? Ha! Well I just happened to turn my back on my dinner plate which had a nice quantity of said legume on it and within 2 seconds there was a cat chomping away on them!! I have had cats before, and I have had peas before but don’t ever remember one the felines going ninja on my plate of peas!! Ah well, now I know to set aside a tea spoon for her next time I make some.
As I was running along the path today thinking of poetry, as one does of course, I decided that I have neglected the grandaddy of all American poetry, Walt Whitman and needed to make amends today. So without further ado…