Hey! Did you guys have a run-tastic weekend? Did you spot me hijacking your event Saturday morning? This was my last weekend running a long distance before the Disneyland Half Marathon on Sunday, September 6th (yay) - 10 miles for 10 days left!
Most weekends I run along Huntington Beach for a great outdoor distance run. I like to save the long runs (from my 3 day/wk run training schedule) for outdoors, since running for hours on a treadmill sounds like torture! Saturday just so happened to be during the Rockin' Summer Marathon, which apparently runs along my same weekend course. So - hi runners who apparently signed up for this event, and sorry - for hijacking your course route and running alongside those of you who signed up.
I started this long 10 miler at 9am Saturday morning. Its been a warm summer lately, so I wanted to get out before the hot afternoon. Its killer running in the sun and heat, but Ill do it if I have to. This time, I didn't have to - so I started nice and early. I was out there amongst the other early runners and cyclists who ride along the beach path and stayed out with the late starters and weekend beach-goers.
This 10 miles went by in a flash. I have incorporated a run / walk situation when running these longer distances. After running about 2 miles or so, often I go off of how I feel, I walk for a few minutes and then pick it up again. I also stop for many water breaks to ensure I am hydrated for a long run in heat - because if you haven't experienced exercised induced dehydration, its awful!
Anywho, I had a great long run. Next week is two 30 minute runs and a quick 4 miles. I can't wait for this half marathon - I have been prepping for the past 6 months!
Oh also, I bought a new hat - yay! Any of you use the Nike Running app - add me!