I spent far too much time last night messing with the layout of my blog. Pete and I finished our website and published it last night as well. The link should be right about here —————————————————————————————————————->
Running has been going very well this week after a rough start to the week. After I took a day off on Tuesday every run has been great. I must have built up some strength from the hills in NY last week. It’s a little depressing to come back home after leaving my old home, and work has been pretty rough this past week, so I think I’ve been channelling my frustrations into running. Whatever works.
Anyway, this week I ran 66 miles with one day off. Today’s long run went really well, maybe because I ran on a new trail I found (and on another of my favorite trails). I ran the first half in 1:14:30 and the second half in (hmmm can I do this math? I’m so bad at track math) well the total time was 2:27:21 which is an everage of 7:22 per mile for 20 miles. I’m so glad I didn’t drive to Virginia Beach to run on the trails there. I’ve had a few bad experiences on those trails and this was by far my best long run ever. I also wanted to track my fluid loss because that was a big problem for me this summer. I lost 5.2 lbs and only took in 20 oz and 4 carbohydrate squares. That seems like a lot to me, especially because it was only 60 degrees. I do wish it would get colder, though. I actually like winter running, although when it snows they DO NOT clear the roads so that makes for an interesting time. More on that later.