So, I have to admit, I'm getting a little cocky. I felt so great after last week's 10 mile run that I decided to throw caution to the wind and run 12 miles this weekend. The training plan called for another 10 mile run. I rationalized that if I can do 10 with such stamina and endurance, what's 2 more??
I felt great the first 6 (lap 1). We finished in 1 hour 4 minutes. I popped a nuun in my bottle, refilled, and off we went for lap 2. I felt great up until about 10.5 miles. The last mile to mile and a half really kicked my butt! Finish time for lap 2 was 1 hour 8 minutes. Overall, I was pleased with the run and my time. I was really pleased at my recovery. I was feeling great within 3 hours. I will definitely do 12 again this week!
The week in review:
Tuesday-7 miles, 1:17 with striders at end (total 8 miles)
Wednesday-6.3 miles, 1:10
Thursday-bike, arms, abs, and legs
Saturday-12 miles, 2:12
Sunday-3 miles, 29 minutes