Finally Another Long Run :-) – RunLog 8-8-14

PI EM/N2 Roads on my Bennie Run this morning
PI EM/N2 Roads on my Bennie Run this morning

Yep, I got back into double-digits again and no – to be honest it wasn’t easy.

I was playing mind games the first 5.0 miles or so, just to keep putting one foot in front of the other.

There were all of those doubts about whether the old bod was ready for this little jaunt or not and even if I had enough time to get to TheWife’s work before 4:00, when she would be leaving.

You know, wondering if my foot was going to start bothering me after 6-7 miles, how would the hamstring hold together, when would my achilles begin to whine about all the abuse, how would the PI N2 Roads do after not running in them since April and finally how fast could I run it (not that it really mattered, but I still wanted to do a decent pace).

However, one thing I overlooked when I started out was that it was 81F and by the time I got down to the Skowhegan Savings Bank at 3:01 P.M. it was 86F freaking degrees. The frigging temp kept going up, instead of that usual decline after 2:00 and NONE of those showers they were predicting even got close. Based on the forecast, the lower humidity and the usual way the temps work around here in the afternoon, I figured that I didn’t need to bring water with me.

Yep – idiot brain took over on the start of this run. Continue reading “Finally Another Long Run 🙂 – RunLog 8-8-14”