Long run day, one of my favorites. After breaking 90 minutes during a training week last Sunday, I decided to take it easy today, no turn on my gps, or look at my stopwatch until I finished. Plus, after eating a ton of pizza from Gino's North last night, I probably am a little more sluggish today.
Good thing, the weather was a mess this morning. I got to sleep in today and got up around 7:40am. Weather said 62, sweet! 30 minutes later...48..HUH?! Wind out of the north... lovely. Okay still nice to run in.
I get out and see umbrellas..that wasn't on the radar.. oh right fog and a heavy drizzle + wind off the lake, I under dressed a tad. Good thing I didn't want to work on any times today, just stay under 1:37 with any effort.
I saw a bad omen around Hollywood on the Lakefront path.. an eviscerated bird on the shoulder of the path that some predator left as a sign to the other birds I'm sure... I didn't push myself at any point, just went at what felt relaxing.
Two different events were going on the Lakefront today - some color run near Montrose, and part of the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer I think. I was a little sad to see that most of the people that did the color run didn't walk away with the big smiles and laughter on their face. Maybe they were on a downer and didn't feel the high?
The run back was a bit more challenging as expected. The wind from Michigan avenue to Belmont was pretty stiff. The fact that it came off the east a bit made it not AS rough. Just maintain form and go off in a run daze.
I get home pretty chilled, my hands were cold and stiff, and my knees were more sore than they have been in a long time. I considered taking some Advil, but after a hot shower and sitting for awhile, I feel normal again.
I don't know if the weather will rebound today, the forecast has been pretty off. Sweats and slippers it is.
Did you get out to a race or run today? Color run, the Zoo 10k thing? Race to the grocery store?