After coming off the "runner's high", that was the Philadelphia Distance Run, I needed something to motivate me to run my scheduled 6 miles. I mean having just run with 15,000 runners, cheering crowds, live bands, Cowbells, you could see how I would have trouble getting up to go out for a 6 miler.
Well, I thought of just the thing to get me going... ANOTHER RACE !
While this one won't have crowds & cowbells, it will have bragging rights.
A race of Epic proportions.. the return of the RUN TO SWIM!
Yes, we re-up'd the boys for swim lessons that run weekly until Dec., so I have a chance to redeem myself, and beat the boys today! The past few Tuesdays, I have only had to run 5 miles, so I haven't run to swim since August.
Well, GAME ON!
I got out the door about an hour before they had to be at their lessons. I told the boys that I would win this one, and that VENGEANCE would be mine.
As I was running down Nottingham Way, I passed a car that honked at me. To my surprise, Shoreturtle recognized me. As I read on his blog, he was headed to the track for a speed workout.
I felt good running, no post race hangover or soreness. It sure was different, back to the solitary training runs.
I ran my usual pace, which I was fine with.
When I got to the swim class, I didn't see the wife's minivan, so I knew I had win in the bag!
Well, about 5 mins after I arrived, so did the boys. Both came out at me, saying that I cheated by leaving too early. I told them that maybe they where running late, and that I ran faster, so I win!
Guess this story isn't over just yet...
6.4 miles 55:36mins. 8:41min/mile avg.
1 9:23 min
2 8:46 min
3 8:45 min
4 8:47 min
5 8:28 min
6 8:13 min
.40 3:11 min