LRM Miles Trained To Date: 157
This is embarrassing, but I'll spill it. It was 62 degrees this morning, so even though my legs were a bit tight, I thought it would do me good to run and loosen them up. Off I went. Now for the background info, which will start the embarrassment.
While doing a longrun in training for the WWH, the urge to, shall we say, make a "heavy deposit" in the "porcelain bank" hit me. And it hit me hard. I can go forever while needing to make a "liquid deposit," but not so with the heavy... so I had to scramble to find a gas station. Enough said!
Why am I telling you this? Because this is an honest account of my training!
So now, before every longrun, I try to wait around and see if that will happen before I begin. That's right, before every longrun. Four miles on a Monday does not qualify...
So I began running today. I was going to go slow and easy, since my legs were tight/sore, as I said. I think it was within mile two that I realized that I desperately needed to make a "heavy deposit." OH NO!!!!! I was out in the middle of nowhere, in the dark, and it was foggy/misty. I couldn't even see the cows. I was in pain and actually contemplated finding a bush... but I did not. I just knew I'd get caught - somwhow. That would be extreme embarrassment! I decided that I must make it to the next gas station (at mile 3.4 - almost home). And I did. Relief!
I was running, unknown to me, each mile faster than the next. So enough with the red-face-inducing story - on to the times!
Mile 1: 12:31
Mile 2: 11:49
Mile 3: 11:25
Mile 4: 11:09
Average: 11:44 per mile
Hopefully the speedwork on Wednesday will be a breeze compared today's experience! Now someone please e-mail me an embarrassing story...