My Ultimate Direction bottle held up pretty well in the freezer. Just right before my run, I chowed down 1/5 of my PowerBar and top the bottle up with more Powerade.
The Goal. To finish 11 miles today with mostly 11+something minutes/mile pace.
The Run. I shall spare the minute details. I completed 11 miles today. It was a rough few miles at the start because I was just so tired. I ran a lot of loops around the Main Street area and hit quite a number of slopes, both uphill and downhill. It was 11-miles of pure running. I didn't stop to tell Keith "hi." Didn't stop to use the restroom. Didn't stop to enjoy the GU gels. I just ran and ran and ran.
In Tune With My Senses. I saw deer startled, dodged, and jumped. I saw squirrels scurrying. I saw spent daffodils, blooming azaleas, dogwood (my favorite tree), and purple Irises. I heard birds chirping, dogs barking, rustling of oak leaves on the ground, my feet pounding the gravel pavement, the swishing and swashing at a self-serve car wash and someone blowing the grass off the driveway. I smell horses' piss, laundry in the dryer, breakfast cooking at Molly's Diner and freshly mowed grass. I tasted my salty lips. GU pineapple and vanilla bean gels (they both tasted great and I am not even a vanilla flavored fan.) and lime flavored zero-calorie Powerade.
By the Numbers.
Total was 11 miles in 2 hrs 10 minutes.(average 11:50 pace)
Me - post-11 miles
How was your run this weekend? What did you see/smell/taste/hear/feel? Do share.Have a great Sunday and a fantastic week ahead.