Up and out the door by 6:57am. It was a bit cooler than it was last night, with a feels like temperature of 29. I also filled my fuel belt with one water, one gaterade, and some gummie bears. It's time to start playing with my fuel to get ready for the increased mileage.
Because it was so early, I wasn't sure who I might encounter in the trail, and therefore told mom beforehand where I would be headed. I ran 3k to Cranberry Lake and back, and then 3k to the waterfall and back, making 12k, and then added little mileage back to the house for a total of 13k.
|So lucky to have such beautiful scenery to run by!|
The rest of the run was pretty uneventful. I did run into Matt (Heather's husband) doing his long run of the day as well. They both did 10 miles yesterday, and I actually felt okay saying I was doing 8 today...I'm almost up to their 'easy' mileage. Mom did call at about 9k asking if I was finished...LOL...turns out that moms don't sleep well when their daughter has decided to run really early in the trail. Sorry mom!
I also tried to add come blister protectors to my feet to see if it would help with the pain I was experiencing on my long runs. It helped during the run for sure....but after....here is what my feet look like! Heather says it will eventually go away as callus builds up...I hope she's right!
As I was finishing the last kilometer, I knew what I was going to do. I walked in the door, took off all electronics, socks and sneakers and made a be-line for the pool. My legs thanked me as I sat in the cool water, clothes and all!
And this is where I plan to spend my Sunday, feet in the water and my new Runners World Magazine by my side. A perfect end to a hot weekend!!!
Have a great week everyone and stay cool.