Saturday, September 8, 2012
10 Mile Run
I started off south from Brillhart Station on the York Rail Trail. I normally would have run the Manchester to Mt. Wolf and back route, but there was a 5k going on in the area and I didn't want to fight it. Plus, I haven't done the Rail Trail in ages. I thought it might be a good place to switch things up and get out of the rut of running in Manchester.
I started off with my half mile run/1 minute walk routine. It's how I've been running for over a year now. And then I realized it was too hot for that. I couldn't do it. I switched to my new routine - .10 mile walk/.40 mile run. It works better when I'm that hot. It's one of those things that I'm willing to do so I can keep running. I don't care what others think or do. It's what allows me to hit the road and run.If run/walk is good enough for Jeff Galloway, it's good enough for me.
To be honest, there wasn't anything exciting about this run. I was hot. I wanted to quit. I had to yell at myself (internally, I'm not about to do so out loud on the trail!) to keep going. But, in the end, I finished the run. Slow. Hot. Sweaty. But I got all 10 miles in. And the car said it was 85 degrees. Lovely.
I then proceeded to Dunkin for a post-race breakfast (even though it was about 1:00 p.m.) of pumpkin iced coffee (yum!), a turkey sausage egg wrap, and an apple donut. Delish!