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Not a great run but made 10 miles

Posted Nov 17 2008 9:07pm

I ran 10 miles on the Jordan River Parkway. It was a slow 10 miles, slower than my other runs this week. The temperature was in the mid 40s (F), but an 8-10 mph wind probably put the wind chill down in the high 30s. I did have my nylon wind breaker, but I also had shorts and a thin T-shirt. I should have worn long pants and a heaver T-shirt :(

I didn't have a lot of energy during the run. I ate an eGel at the half-way point, and I drank a lot of water during the run. After eating the gel, I felt stronger for a few minutes, but then I got tired and my pace slowed down to 15-16 minutes (going out, my pace was in the 14 minutes). This whole week has been one of low body energy. After I recovered from the flu, I should have taken a week or two to slowly work back into my distance. Instead, I jumped right in and increased my weekly mileage to two miles more than it was before I got the flu. I knew that I was taking a risk that my body might not be ready for that much stress, but I felt fine after the first week. This week, however, has shown that my body wasn't ready. So, next week will be a recovery week. Maybe a week of no running. Maybe a week of reduced running.

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