Saturday, June 19, 2010

Big, Bad 20

How am I going to celebrate Father's Day?

By running 20 miles.

It's pretty much going to take up most of my early morning and probably will keep me from being too active the rest of the day.

I didn't exactly plan to celebrate Father's Day by running 20 miles. I mean, running some sort of distance would be a great way to celebrate any holiday to be honest. But if it were up to me, I'd just run like a 10-mile fun run. Double digits is a good distance, a nice round number. I ran 10 miles on New Year's Day this year, for instance, and probably will try and do that from now on.

Alas, my training schedule called for a 20-mile run this weekend. Actually, it called for one last weekend but after taking a week off to rest my Achilles, I felt jumping back into the fray and plod through a 20-miler wouldn't have been a good idea. Instead, I settled for 20 on the 20th.

Here's my route, which won't make any sense to you unless you live nearby:

The elevation change isn't too drastic and I barely notice it when I run that way. I decided to do an out-and-back, 10 miles out and then 10 miles back. We'll see if I'm hating life at some point during the run or not.

Either way, I'm spending Father's Day doing what I like best, running and spending it with my family. Can't beat that.


Jephy's Mom said...

Happy Fathers Day.

Tricia said...

sounds like a great fathers day!

thrasherswife said...

I did 5 today and thought I was going to die!!! The last outside run I accomplished was 10 on Jan 1, have not done more then maybe 5 on a treadmill since... I've recently started doing two spin classes a week along with my two body works class and if I'm lucky I get two 2 mile mill runs in... boy has running really gone to the way side. Do have to say it felt great (afterwards) to be outside running with my friend, chatting the entire time enjoying this beautiful weather... Enjoy your run - I'll give you a thought while I'm sitting ocean side at Salt Creek!!! Happy Father Day LB!!

Kerrie T. said...

Hope it's a good run! Happy Father's Day!

tahoegirl said...

have a happy father's day 20 mile run LB.