Sunday, July 29, 2012
Six Mile-Long Run
Had a great 6-miler! I considered it a "long run" so I started out really relaxed with an easy pace. I wasn't sure how fast I was going, I just focused on keeping it an easy effort. I was happy with my pace. I enjoyed the run. It was tough! That month off has made a difference. I stopped halfway to use the restroom and get a drink. The weather was really nice, the run was a beautiful route. There were surfers, tourists, bikers, you name it. It was a really nice day for a run.
I wore my running skirt and I have to admit it is not my most favorite thing to run in. I think it would be, but the undershorts ride up a little, leaving my far upper thighs exposed. If I any prickle whatsoever on my legs, my thighs chafe a bit. That stinks. Having said that, I had slatherd on some sunless tanning cream the night before and I was running on a tad bit more confidence, thinking my legs were looking pretty good! You know, that helps!
Coming up on Friday is a 5K that goes along with Coast Guard Day. I'm excited because it will be a great way to "sneak" a race in there. I haven't raced much this year so far. And...32 days until the Disneyland Half Marathon!
Oh, and just for fun, here is our typical weather this time of year. I have to admit, most of the year I am not a fan of the weather here, but summer it is great running weather!