Sometimes, no matter how much you want it to be, a run just isn’t awesome.
First, let’s just get a few things out there:
• We had to run in the afternoon because Alisha had to work on Saturday morning and neither of us really wanted to run in the afternoon—or at all. Training runs are so much better when you just get out there on Saturday morning and knock them out before your body realizes what you’re doing.
• It’s been kind of uncommonly hot around here.
• Running long distances when you’re exhausted (especially emotionally) is hard, even if your annoying friend insists you still go for the run.
So, we didn’t expect this to be a run in which we set any personal records. The goal was the cover the distance, no matter if we had to run, walk, or crawl to do it. At least, that was my goal. Alisha’s was to talk me out of running altogether.
Needless to say, that didn’t work.
But perhaps, the best way to tell this story is in pictures. Well, badly drawn cartoons, I guess.
So here’s Week 6′s run by the numbers:
Distance: 9 miles
Location: Crockett Park and trails
Average pace: 11’58″ (Yes, it’s slower than last week, but at least we finished!)
If you want to see it on GPS, go here: http://nikerunning.nike.com/nikeos/p/nikeplus/en_US/plus/#//runs/gps/1625581486/757736303/