Yesterday’s long run had 2 differences and 1 similarity to my previous long runs that I have done so far while training for Boston.
-I felt my fingers and toes for the entire run. Shorts and a tank (I ditched the long sleeve after the first loop) in January?!? I’m more than okay with that.
-I slept in and started running much much later than usual. That felt nice.
-The long run is still a struggle for me. Speed work has been coming along nicely but I am working for that endurance. It will come:)
We did two loops to get in the 16 miles. I had to document the water fountain because the water was the exact perfect temperature and I just wish there were more water fountains on running trails like this one. If only…
The loop was a hilly one. PS why do pictures of hills look about 2,300 times easier than what they feel like when you are running up them?!
16 miles @ 7:56 average pace.
Bacon, eggs and salad hit the spot after we finished.
Next on the agenda was a trip to Berkeley to go explore (and to feel more connected to my favorite show… Parenthood). It was my first time to that area and so we walked all around town. I wish I remember where we went to dinner but I do remember that it was on Telegraph Ave.
The cornbread was the best. It tasted like it had maple syrup baked into it.
If there is a popular ice cream shop within 10 miles of wherever I am, I will make sure that I try it out.
Almond ice cream—> fudge—> vanilla ice cream—> caramel.
And to finish off the night we went and saw Imitation Game and I absolutely loved it.
Three things that you are doing today?!
Who else has seen Imitation Game? Thoughts?
How have your long runs been feeling lately?
How often do you run hills?