This was my longest run since my last 1/2 marathon on July 31st. I originally mapped out a route, but decided to venture off the beaten path. I was busting out 9:xx min/miles for the first couple of miles. I knew I was going too fast, but that's what felt comfortable. Around 3.5 miles, I got tired of carrying my water bottle so I ditched it. Around mile 6, I started to feel tired. The thought of stopping and calling it a day crossed my mind, but I knew I would be disappointed if I quit... so I just kept truckin' along. I had to take several walk breaks (which I'm not proud of), but I felt revitalized afterwards. It started to get chilly around mile 8 and I was thankful of the fake arm sleeves I made out of old tube socks : ) By this time, I kept thinking, "just a few more miles and you'll be done." Miles 10-12 were REALLY slow, but my body was REALLY tired. I ran past SO MANY houses that had horses in this area. At the end, I saw a coyote in the farm that I ran past. Many people do not realize that Las Vegas actually has communities with houses and stuff (I've actually had people ask me if I live by the strip and didn't understand that there were houses outside the strip area).
I would have to say this was an okay run because it wasn't at the speed that I had hoped, but it also was a good run because I didn't have to stop and poop in bushes : )
When I got home, I took the world's longest shower. I have always been
notorious for taking long showers and using up all the hot water. I love sitting in the tub while the water flows all over me.
Two weeks until the big Rock n' Roll Vegas Half Marathon. I'm ready... are YOU?