Ahhhhh, Sunday= Long Run day!!!!! And, today I had 12 on the training plan, and 12 it was that I ran. I am going to be perfectly honest, I DID NOT have an intention to run 12 miles today!!!!! Not sure what it is about this tapering process, but I am unmotivated.... or maybe that is a strong word, let us say, I am just so ready to be able to slow things down.....
The BEST thing about today's run is that I had some AWESOME people to run with..... the picture above is after the run. I only wished I had gotten a before run picture because there were many other AWESOME runners that started with us!! It is just that, when everyone is getting ready to run, they aren't ready to pose for a group picture.... and plus, I haven't figured out how to ask without sounding like a goober!!! LOL! :D
I was trying to get an action photo of the runners..... I need to work on my "on the go" photography..... LOL!!!!! Or maybe, I am asking too much from my phone camera to try to run and snap a picture of people running!!! HA! HA! :D
So, the run today was a controlled run...... just a "happy pace!" :)
12.02 miles at an average 9:30 pace and the breakdown of the run is as follows:
Mile 1- 10:05
Mile 2- 9:43
Mile 3- 9:29
Mile 4- 9:19
Mile 5- 9:26
Mile 7- 9:35
Mile 8- 9:25
Mile 9- 9:45
Mile 10- 9:04
Mile 11- 9:25
Mile 12- 9:11
Run felt good....... however, I started with pain to the top of my left foot!!! Started yesterday morning.... no injury or anything that I can remember...Kinda bizarre..... A fellow runner last week told me that in taper week she once had "phantom pain"..... hmmm, could it be? My head is making up things like pain in places because I now have time to think about it?!?! I ran fine without any discomfort, but man, if I position my foot in a certain way when I walk, there is pain! And, I have to wear shoes in my house.... no barefooting! Uh oh!!! Will take it easy!!!!! And, I will keep having my brain tell my foot, "No pain! No pain!!" LOL :D
I saw the below quote on a fellow runner/friend's Facebook page.... this couldn't be more from the truth!!!!!! I really needed to read this today! So glad she shared!!! Thanks "D" :)
Well, as it may be, tomorrow is Monday and I need to get planning for the week.......plus, I have laundry to finish (does it ever end?!? I mean, for goodness sake, only 3 people live in my household!!!!!!) ..........
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