I both enjoyed the run and felt better physically than I have since I got back from Minnesota a month ago.
With this run I went over my annual goal of 1,200 miles for the year! This was more than 4 months early, so I am not sure how many miles I will end up with – if I stay at around 150 a month for the rest of the year, it could be around 1,800, which would be simply amazing.
I went out at a sub 8:00 pace, but backed off a lot between miles 2 and 5 before picking it back up around mile 6.5 (the new lights on Civic Center Drive) to the end. I thought that my hamstrings were going to tighten up on me so I slowed down (trying to be semi-smart) and waited to see if they loosened up any or not.
They loosened up a bit, but I could still tell they were there the whole run, not enough to stop me, but enough that I didn’t want to push my pace anymore than I was.
- Around 1.0 – Shepard Rd – 7:42
- Around 2.0 – Farm – 16:35 (8:52)
- Around 3.0 – Pam’s Playcare – 25:53 (25:53)
- Around 7.0 – Leighton Rd – 58:55 (5:23)
- Around 8.0 – Bond Brook Rd – 1:09 (10:21)
- Around 10.0 – College Carryout – 1:24 (15:32)
- Around 12.0 – Rail Trail 1.25 Turnaround 1:44:13 (19:25)
- 13.1 – Finish 1:52:03 (7:48) Pretty damn good final mile – at least I was very happy with it.
No the splits are not mile splits they are landmark splits, the way that we used to keep our splits and as I get further away from the GPS device that I used to use, I find that I am using this method is working fine for me – yes I have gone “old school”, but I do admit that when running trails, I do miss the GPS device.
The Adidas Adizero Sonic 3’s did everything that I want from a pair of running shoes today. They were comfortable for the entire run, I didn’t feel any new aches or pains and my toes didn’t get that cramped feeling that I have had in other shoes this year. Very happy with how well they worked!
Overall, today’s long run felt pretty good, but I will be happy when my hamstrings and hip no longer affect my running.