This is what I felt like doing today but instead I got off the couch and head out for my 20 miles of agony. Well it wasn't all that bad. I was prepared. I took my water bottle and my MP3 with me on this one. The weather was perfect. I did not start to strip down until about mile 16, the hat, gloves and jacket came off and I felt wonderful. I believe the last mile was my struggle but I dug deep and got it done.
This was no easy 20 miler, I've decided that if my quest is to one day BQ I must always include hills in my run among others things such as speed work and fartleks. So this twenty miler included 9 hills at various stages in the run and it took me from Norwalk, to New Canaan, To Darien to Rowayton and back to Norwalk, I haven't done my tri city salute in a while and it felt good.
After 20.28 miles I walk for .75 to prevent myself from being tight in the morning, or was it because I couldn't run another step :). I then stretch really well. I feel pretty good right now. The boys are doing their thing so I had this little time to update my blog. Elliott is at the library working on a project and Kelly is playing basket ball.
PS: happiness is still having a drop of water in your bottle after 20 miles :)
January 28, 2006