Saturday, April 21, 2012

Longest Runs So Far

I had a migraine a couple days ago, so the 8 KM run we were scheduled to do that night didn't happen. We could have rescheduled it Friday, which is usually an off day, but I didn't want to push it yet, so we took a day off. That was the first day we've missed since starting the program. And you know what? I didn't feel bad about it at all!

We did make up the mileage though as we did a 16.5 KM run. That is the farthest Kristie and I have run to date. We were originally only going to do a 13 KM run, but we tacked on 1 KM at the turn around point, and 3 KM at the end. Needless to say, as this was our longest run so far, we were pretty tired at the end. We talked about it and thought that if push came to shove (That's a weird expression...what is the difference between a push and a shove?) we probably could have done about another 2-3 KM before we just ran out of juice. So while we're getting closer to our goal of 21 KM for the half marathon, we don't think we're quite there yet.

We did about a 1/2 KM cool down walk and then stretched out, but it was pretty funny, on the walk back to the car, my butt was cramping up something fierce! After having a bath this evening, I think I'm back to normal.

The evening was pretty busy today as we're preparing for a brunch we're having with friends tomorrow, so we made our regular dinner and then did all the prep work for tomorrow's brunch.

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