Daily Archives: September 2, 2007
It’s the weekend. Time for another long run. This time I stretched the 32 mile loop I ran last week to make a 40 miler. I took off around 6:00pm, and got home at 3:00 in the morning. The last 10 miles were some of the toughest miles I’ve covered yet. Mostly flat, but I couldn’t even walk for more than 2-3 minutes without stopping at the very end. I was SO tired!
I was about a mile from home when I saw the first patch of grass I’d seen in hours, and promptly flopped onto my back. Under a streetlight in a subdivision. What a sight. I walked another half a mile and had to sit down and rest for a few more minutes. I just could not move forward anymore. My legs weren’t feeling that bad, my body was just totally depleted. Thankfully, I made it and didn’t become coyote bait – sirens in the distance started a pack howling about 100 yards away from me that I didn’t know was there. Training is hard work.