Today I was suppose to run 12 miles on the trail. It was going to be
cold, no freezing. The temp was 0. Is that even a real temp? I decided to man up and go out and do it. It really was not that bad once you got moving. Chris B brought two friends with him. I thought we were going to do a long run, not speed work however...
The guy did not look fast. The girl was all legs. She looked speedy. Once we started out, I took off a layer and left it at a pavillion next to the trail because I was warm already. We were running close to 7 minute miles. I can't do that for 12 miles. I started slowing down at mile 5. But I kept up the rear. At mile 6 I had hoped for a short break to catch my breath. But NO the speeders turned around and kept going.
I stopped for a few seconds and then caught up with them. I held on until 7.8 miles. I started slowing down, slowing down, stopping. I walked a little, I ran a little. I lost sight of my group. I wondered if they even knew that I wasn't still behind them. I finished 12 miles in 1:46:00. I walked the whole last mile. I was the only one the trail and I had totally lost my motivation.
I was surprized to see Chris B and Steph waiting for me to finish at the trailhead. I thought they had went home. The good thing about the run is I did my fastest 10k. LOL. It was still nice to run with people. I miss racing every weekend though.