Sunday, July 19, 2009
Sunday 21 miles. Week total 82.
Yesterday's run beat me down and last night I looked, according to my wife, haggard and I felt even worse. We drove up to Rollins Pass (10,000ft elevation) and camped and this morning I broke camp, loaded the car and told my wife I would meet her at home... I knew if I put off my long run I wouldn't do it. My legs ached all night and I couldn't quench my thirst no matter how much I drank. Thirty seconds after she drove off I asked myself "what the f did I just do?". My legs never loosened up and this was just a gut check run. This was mostly down hill thankfully but I did have 2 huge climbs of 4 miles and 1.5 miles both in the last 8 miles and both with 10%-16% grades. I managed to average 7:22 pace but it felt harder than 6:22 pace. I'm completely knackered and my legs feel like I just went 15 rounds with a midget boxer.