9 Foggy Miles

 

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Remember yesterday when I posted about my workouts for the week, I mentioned I didn’t get to long run Saturday because of our service project? Well, just my luck, my friend and Rouge Orleans teammate Kristyn texted me yesterday morning asking if I wanted to long run with her that afternoon. YES!

After church, we ate lunch, took a quick nap, then I drove down to the beach to meet Kristyn….and the fog.

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I promise the water is there…somewhere…..

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It was a little creepy and so so humid!

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I waited for Kristyn in the parking lot.

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We decided to head out in one direction from the bathrooms then turn around, grab some fuel/water then head in the other direction.  Within a half mile of running, I was soaking wet form the humidity, it was like swimming! My hair was soaked, my eyebrows, it was insane.

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I started out in my Altra’s but an so glad I also brought my other shoes because I got a bad blister at mile two and had to walk/hobble back to the car. We headed out again in the other direction and ended up running nine miles! I took it really slow…I was nervous in jumping my mileage from 5-9 in a week, but I think taking it slow and taking walk breaks made it much more bearable for me, and gave me a little confidence I can do the distance again.

Also, congrats are in order…this was Kristyn’s FIRST TIME to ever run nine miles. WOO HOO!

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Sorry it’s blurry Kristyn…not sure what my problem was there! The miles went by so much faster having a friend to run with, I hope we get to do it again soon!

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So, I took it really slow amping up my mileage for three weeks, and now am at nine, which boosts my confidence for our relay that is coming up in just a few short weeks!

QOTD: Would you rather run alone or with a friend and why?

Comments

  1. Congrats on your 9 miler, and your friend’s first 9 miler, especially so soon after your injury!

    Humidity is so crazy when running! I live in SC so it’s bad here, but not so much at this time of year. People in other places don’t understand how much hotter it feels when you run in humidity, so I know this was a pretty awesome accomplishment!

  2. Yippee!!! Look at the mileage come back! I’m so proud of you – and excited for you! I can’t believe it was so humid down there – when it’s snowy up here. (Well, today is 42* – which is practically a heat wave…) I hope the humidity goes away before the Princess though…otherwise I just may collapse!

  3. i like running solo and in silence..yes I’m one of the few who does not own an ipod and likes silence!
    humidity..know that all too well living here in S. FL its just like your area!
    congrats also to Kristyn on her 9 mile run and you on upping yours again :)

  4. I prefer running alone, because running with someone else can be distracting to keep my pace. However, if I am running with someone with a similar ability level… I would LOVE to run with them. :)

  5. YAY! Awesome job on the 9-miler. That weather sounds nasty though haha. For me it depends…some days I would love the company and other days I’d rather be alone with my thoughts and music!

  6. I’d love to run with a friend, but not many of my IRL friends are runners. Or at least the local ones. And then those that are don’t do much more than 3 miles, and we aren’t the same pace. Searching for a runner buddy!

  7. Good job on your soggy run! And another congrats to your friend’s first nine-miler! Those landmark runs are the things that keep you motivated to keep on adding more miles!

  8. Good job on your 9mile run! I can’t believe how humid it is there.. We could use some humidity.. I am sick of the snow!

  9. It was a great run! remarkably not too sore today either :) Thanks for trudging through the fog with me! there is no way I would have gotten in that nine miles without you to talk to! — obviously I would prefer to run with someone rather than by myself any day and for any distance.

  10. Glad you guys had such a great run! :)

  11. Congrats on your 9-miler and super congrats to Kristyn for her first ever 9 miles!! =)
    I love running when it’s foggy out – it’s a kind of surreal feeling and there tends to be less people out running/biking!!
    Sounds like you girls had a great run!

  12. 9 miles way to go!!! Glad you had a good run!

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