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Sunday, July 13, 2014

11 miles and then some...

After taking the past two days for rest, I really had some steam to burn off. This morning, bright and early, I caught up on the two miles I was supposed to do yesterday, I kept my pace much better than previous runs earlier in the week.

Then, late this afternoon, I had to get in my long run for the week. #Exhausted. I went to the gym, partly because it was in the mid 90s this afternoon, and I didn't want to run on pavement. I only slowed to a fast walk at the half mark of 3 miles, then continued on to complete 6 miles. I'd say it was a well-accomplished task. The last 10k I ran was 54, so I added a few minutes, but I'm just excited to have accomplished it.

I also used the bike to warm up and cool down, adding another 3.3 miles to the chart today to finish at 11.68. It was a good hard day, definitely a step up from what I've done in the past month, but it was great to clear the head.

There was also a bit of time for reading on The Big Burn. I'm 100 pages in and its starting to get really good, but then I couldn't keep my eyes open. What is it about Sunday afternoons that brings on the naps? I'm not complaining though, seeing as I passed out in the lawn chair (more like recliner) under a tree in the back yard. With the irrigation sprinklers going, it made for an awesome snooze. I'll have to fit a few of those in more often! 67 days until the Ragnar Relay!