Tonight we had severe storm warnings with strong winds in the forecast and I had planned to go running with one of my Genesis group members Rich. I sent him a text earlier today to be sure we were still on for this evening; he finally responded when I got home from work about 4:30 and he suggested we go a different route around our state Capitol which was cool the change of scenery would be nice.
It looked like it had rained earlier and the humidity was down a little which was great; but it didn’t look like storms were looming so we did a brief warm up and we were off for what was to be a 50 minute out and back. This would be my longest run I have ever done.
As we went along the humidity went up but amazingly enough we had gone 20 minutes before we knew it! Rich said “are we going for 25?” And I’m like yep I can do it! And we kept on going. Now, admittedly the heat was starting to get to me but I was breathing pretty good and my HR was staying pretty even this time. Twenty-five minutes came before we knew it and we were on our way back towards the Capitol. Half-way back I started to feel it..I was like OMG where is the damn Capitol! Did they move it?? I know this was the heat talking but I had a slight moment. Anyway, we got back to the Capitol at 49:40 Ugh! Just shy of the 50 mins. We agreed not to look at the time until we got back to the starting point. We had gone 4.98 miles..blah!..just under 5! Booo! If I was watching the time I think we would have kept going but oh well…It’s all good. This may seem small to some but it is huge to me. I can see my progression and when I look at where I was last year I’m like wow! It’s only been a year. So I’m pleased. I did much better with my HR this time and this was the longest run I’ve done YEA! So I’m happy with all said..
Our next group run is on Saturday. This has been a good week much better than last week!
Happy running everyone..Easy start..Strong Finish..