Sunday's are my favorite days for long runs. Saturday I'm still decompressing from the week, but Sunday I feel rested and ready to go.
Sundays we don't follow a schedule and spend our time how we want to spend it. Mostly on the couch, watching movies, reading, and making a fancy Sunday night dinner.
Even the dogs are lazy. Sorry Chris, that was too hilarious to not post.
Today I was actually able to sleep in. It was a miracle. I didn't get out of bed until 8:15 and then immediately sat down to enjoy
2.5 hours later, I was ready to start my long run. 11 am is always a good time to run, right?
This was my first long run I've enjoyed in weeks.
It was without my Garmin (I hadn't charged it) and sans music, though I did listen to my new favorite podcast: Rich Roll. He interviews some of the greatest endurance athletes. Nothing is more motivating than listening to an ultra runner talk about how they started at nothing and just started running.
I ran on my favorite limestone trails and knew exactly where my turnaround point would be for a 14 mile run. The run took me about 2 hours to complete (based on the time of the podcast), and the second half was faster than the first (again, based off the podcast). This was also my longest run since the Chicagoland Spring Marathon.
I refueled with my favorite green smoothie: (extra) spinach, greek yogurt, almond milk, strawberries, banana, chia seeds, hemp seeds, coconut oil, and peanut butter. No matter how tired I am after a run, a green smoothie always makes it better.
Looking to this coming week, I have spin on Monday, a track workout planned for Tuesday, and a training run on my September race course Saturday.
How was your weekend?
How much coffee to do you drink?