This morning I completed my long run of ten miles! My intention was to get up and run early to beat the heat. But, then I stayed up a little later than planned and felt like sleeping in until 8:30. I lounged for a bit, drank a cup of coffee and fueled with a honey stinger gel right before I left and finally got going after 10:00.
Foggy view of Downtown
The beginning of the run was easy. I had a ton of energy and the miles were going fast. But, I left myself go too fast and burned myself out a bit. So I took a water break and ate 5 Honey Stinger chews at 4.5 miles in.
And I took some more pictures…I said hi to Navy Pier! Then I turned around and headed home.
I have to admit, running by myself is a little boring. So I sent a few texts, called Rich to update him on my status and checked out the sights. At mile 7.5 a beer was sounding pretty good. At mile 8, I was not tired at all so I decided to push myself so I ran my 9th mile in 10:14. I finished in 2:17:09 with an average pace of 13:43. Not too shabby for the amount of water breaks I took!
Now for that beer! Have a great weekend everyone!