When she got home I took off for my first long run to the capital building and back. The State Fair is going on this week, so it created a lot more traffic. I caught a lot more red lights than I was expecting, and still managed to pull a 1:18:56 for the 10 miles. I love pulling a sub-8 pace going down Hillsborough street in Raleigh. This time I lost a few good minutes to stop lights and still went sub 8 (10 miles at an 8 minute pace is 80 minutes, or 1:20) and that's even more cool.
After the run I got to watch about 10 minutes of Kona coverage and football before starting the prep work for the camping trip. It was insane. Find all the gear, get the food ready, get everything pulled together to get out there by 4ish. We still ended up here:
|Check out all those veggies on the campfire grill!|
|Somebody all snuggled up in the sleeping bag.|
I did get out for a decent run. I went 16.2 miles, giving me a total of 26.2 miles for the weekend. Since my legs felt like they had some kind of poisoning it wasn't exactly a comfortable run. But it's in the books.
This weekend is a new opportunity for some fun. We're heading out of town for a wedding and I'm still going to get some long runs in. Good luck if you're doing Beach 2 Battleship or any other race this weekend!