Scenes from a Saturday Run: October 13, 2012

It was chilly in the Northeast today!  We kicked on the pellet stove and commenced winter hibernation this morning.

Pellet Stove in Action

It got to about 50 degrees by 1 pm, so I decided it was a good time to head out for a run.  My goal was to try for 10 miles, but I wasn’t sure how I’d do since I haven’t done much running since the Tower of Terror 10-Miler.  Once I got out into the cool air, I knew I’d have no problem hitting that distance.  As much as I don’t enjoy the winters here in the Northeast, it makes for really good training weather!  Here’s a quick photo recap of my run…

Cinderella in CT???
GIANT Hill…this picture doesn’t do it justice! Yes, I ran up the whole thing 🙂
First view of the Long Island Sound around Mile 5
Mile 7 Stretch Break

I got the full 10 miles in and then some!  I even cut 8:30 off of my Tower of Terror 10-Miler time from 2 weeks ago!  It’s amazing what cooler temperatures and no humidity will do for you.  I had some shin splint issues in the beginning and tight calves towards the end, but overall I felt really strong and was super happy with my performance.

So how do I celebrate a 10 mile training run??  With Mexican food of course!

Love Boat Margarita…yes, that is a lime full of tequila
Chicken Mole Enchiladas YUM!

Did you get a long run in this Saturday?  How did it go?

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  • great job! I ran on Thursday night for the first time since the 5k.. I actually ran 3.5 miles on the treadmill and felt great, but afterwards my legs were shaky and my right knee was really wobbly. I’m feeling good today though so I’m hoping to get a few miles in later this afternoon. BTW, that margarita looks awesome! Hope you’re having a great weekend!

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