Saturday, I got up before 6:00am, to meet Bill Y at Clayton Park, to hit the trails. I was hoping to get the run in before the rain came, but that was not to be. As soon as I got to the park, the skies opened, and we got dumped on. When Bill arrived, we made the executive decision to go to breakfast instead of getting soaked.
Onto Easter Sunday!
Well, when you have two young children, who are at that age who just love Santa & the Easter Bunny, you had to figure they wouldn't be sleeping in. They were up just after 6:00am!
SO after an early morning of Easter candy, and other assorted gifts, I finally pushed myself out to run around 11:00am. The wind was brutal, gusting out of the NW at 25+mph. And being April, it could be 70 or 40, and of course it was 40deg! I decided to stay away from Mercer County Park, and the winds off the lake, and stay on the roads. I don't think it mattered much.
I wasn't feeling all that great during the run. I wanted to get in around 14, but when I hit the 9 mile mark, and I knew I could end the run at 10, around my home, I did just that.
It was a struggle to get 10 in, but I am glad I did. I want to up the long run mileage, with the 1/2 marathon only a few weeks away, on May 3rd.
I plan this week is to do the 6-8-6, Tuesday - Thursday. Hopefully the weather will cooperate. I am about sick of the wind! It just drains you both mentally & physically.
10 miles 1:29:16