On my Wed run... the weather was in the fifties..
It was sunny, beautiful and felt like spring. I was able to run 2.5 miles in 28 minutes and I was happy with my time. 11 minute mile... that is fine with me... I don't need to be the fastest on the block, but I am happy with a 11 mile minute pace.
This morning, I woke up to run my first long run for Riverbank! I am training for the 25k, which I have done previously 3x. Running 15.5 miles is the farthest I have ever run and I have high hopes/ dreams of running the Disney Marathon next January. Every year I set out to run it and every year I get injured, have medical issues or cannot train to run the Disney Marathon.. Maybe this year, things will be different...
My first long run consisted of 3 miles. Don't kid yourself, it wasn't easy, especially with six inches of snow shoveled in certain areas. Normally a three mile run would be a piece of cake, but not in these kind of conditions.
Although the snow is beautiful..
It is so hard to run in and I dont have Yacktracks.... UGH....
I stuck out my run, slipped all over the place and it took 48 minutes.. YUCK! I wish people would shovel their sidewalks! Many of the roads I run, are main roads, which is purposeful, so people are always around and watching, but one cannot run on these roads without the opportunity of becoming road kill, so I don't run on the roads. It is not safe, especially with the high speed limit. Dear sidewalk owners, please shovel your sidewalks, so runners don't injurer themselves!
I am thankful and grateful to have completed 3 miles! This continues to be a feat for me.. I loved this quote and it made me feel good about my 3 mile run, despite my terrible time..