Well, with my recovery week over, it's back to loooong runs on Sunday's.
For the next 3 Sundays, I will be setting new longest run records. Today was a 14 miler, followed by next Sunday's 16, and 8/31's 18 miler!
I got up at about 6:15, and was out the door a little after 6:30. Weather was perfect, thermometer read 56.9. I decided to run an out and back , down Edinburgh / Old Trenton Rd, towards Cranbury, and back.
At about the 2 mile mark, I had my 1st encounter with a dog. The part of Edinburgh Rd. I was on, just past the entrance to Mercer County Community College, it was still a four lane road. Well don't you know, a house across the street from me had a dog out on their front lawn, and it sees me, and starts barking. I thought it was tied up, but next thing I know, it's coming across the street, and standing in the middle of the road, verbally letting me have it. Well, I just froze in my tracks, and let the dog bark. I told it to go home a few times, and it finally did.
For those who don't know the area I run in, Edinburgh Rd. is a very high traffic road, and this dog was really lucky it wasn't quite 7:00am. If it was any later, his attempt to cross the road, could have been a disaster. If you check out my splits, you can see mile 2 was just a bit slower, because of my 4 legged cheerleader.
The rest of the run was pretty uneventful. I did pass a bunch of roadkill, check out this list of animal roadkill:
red fox, possum, birds, garden snake.
I ran to U2 live from Paris, for a 1987 concert on Itunes. What a great concert. It really helped me for the 1/2 half of my run. If you are a fan of U2. I highly recommend it.
I was surprised at how good I felt during the entire run. I guess the week of easy mileage was good for the body.
My split at 13.2 was 2:04:00, which would put a estimated finish at 4:08:00. I know it's way to early to think about time, but if I can run like I did today, I think I have a shot at that type of a finish.
The rest of the week is back to the 6,8,6 Tuesday -Thursday, with a 5 miler on Saturday.
14.01 miles (2:11:56)
2 10:01 (damn dog!)