I promised a bit more on Sunday's run, here goes...
It was memorable for reasons I mentioned on Monday's post - running double-digit miles for the first time in two weeks, helped set myself up for a 20-miler next Sunday. But it wasn't a great all-around run. There were some big FAILS.
Fail No. 1: I'd intended on getting out and running at about 4:30, but I was too tired to get out of bed when the alarm went off at 4:10, so I went back to sleep until 5. I finally got out the door at 5:30, which really hampered me towards the end as the sun was blazing in the sky.
Fail No. 2: As I was getting my stuff together, I went to the refrigerator to get some lemon-flavored Gatorade I had in there. The bottle didn't have very much left in it, so when I saw a small glass filled with a green liquid, I grabbed it and poured it into one of the bottles of my fuel belt. I got another bottle, got the rest of the contents of the glass inside and topped it off with red Gatorade. During my run, I noticed the Gatorade was pretty sweet but didn't think much of it. For a few hours after my run, I felt sluggish, felt like I hadn't refueled or recovered properly. Then I went into the fridge to grab something and noticed my Gatorade bottle still in there, liquid intact. Seems I grabbed some lemonade and used that to fuel myself during my run. Lemonade, by the way, isn't the best thing to use as hydration during a run. Just sayin'...
Fail No. 3: I'd wanted to run about 12 miles. I was sort of familiar with the course I'd set on running, but since it was a variation of two courses I run, I wasn't sure on the exact distance. I figured I'd go out one way, get to about two or three miles and then take a street I usually run on, a lonely out-of-the-way road. That's about five miles to the end, but I'd just figure it out along the way. I glanced at my Garmin at 2.83 miles. Then, I thought I was getting close to four and wanted to confirm it. I glanced at m Garmin again and saw nothing. Batteries ran out. Grrr... Double grrrr..... I stayed with the route I thought would give me 12 miles. Instead, I ran 13.34 total, a little more than I'd intended to.
So there you have it. It seems that my great runs are memorable, but not all of my memorable runs are great.