I haven't been to my running group in what seems like months. The weather has been too hot, so Saturday mornings, I'd rather do long runs earlier than their 8am meetup time. On top of that, it's over 20 minutes to get there and I don't want to sit in the car with my stinky self for 20 minutes to get home after a long run. The group has Wednesday night runs, too, but I haven't been to those either. Now that I work from home, I can run whenever, so waiting until 6:30pm seems silly.
Yesterday, though, I bit the bullet and went. Since I won't be going this Saturday and I'd had a crappy run on Tuesday, I went for it. If anything, Chaz's pace would push me out of my comfort zone and give me a super speedy run.
I think I can sum up how the run went in one picture:
|Please try to get past how pretty I am.|
At one point, Chaz told me he couldn't run as slow as we were going, so we started walking. We took way too many walk breaks for a 6 mile run, but it was the only way I could get through it. I told Chaz to leave me behind, but he said then I'd just give up and pass out in someone's lawn (he was right). Instead, he goaded me into running again. I didn't count any of our walking during the run, it would have been too depressing. Instead, my run looks kind of impressive 6.26 miles in less than 52 minutes.
I'm considering taking today (and possibly tomorrow) off just to make sure this doesn't ruin my long run this weekend. I can suck it up for 6 or 7 miles, but I'm not sure I can hack it for 15. Then again, I'm also insane and stubborn, so I'll probably just run on the treadmill today.
Do you take time off after crappy runs?