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No really…I got lost!

How I got lost on a recent run, adding 1.58 miles to my mid-week run. Also a little about my newest shoes, the Nike Free 3.0 shoes.

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My mid-week run was only supposed to be an 8 mile run, but I had a little problem.  As I neared the point in my run that was the farthest from home I looked at the time, 57 minutes, and I still had about 3 miles to go.  I was pretty puzzled because normally I do an 8 mile run in the 1:05 to 1:10 range, and I just didn’t see myself turning my 9 minute pace into a 2 minute one.  It as then that I realized I made a wrong turn at the beginning of the run, which added 1.58 miles.  Since I was already on the home stretch there was nothing I could do but finish it out, and log a 9.58 mile run instead of an 8 mile run.

I noticed something else pretty amazing lately.  These long mid-week runs, and the long weekend runs are becoming less tiring.  I mean that I no longer require a nap afterwards to function the rest of the day.  In the past if I ran more than 6 miles I required an hour nap to recover, in addition to the ice bath, water, and protein.  If I did not get my nap I would be absolutely useless. and foggy brained after lunch time.  Now it seems that while I am not fresh and energetic, I can still function without any foggy brained effects.

1 reply on “No really…I got lost!”

Hey Adam….that’s VERY exciting – your body is getting used to these distances and responding accordingly! Woohooo!

Hope you and your family have a great Christmas. Not sure what a Florida Christmas looks like without snow though. :/

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