PROS and CONS of Today’s Run
Pro: I woke up early enough to drive part of the course & drop off water and G2.
Con: The first 4 miles were mostly uphill, against the wind.
Pro: I was able to average a 9:48 pace for this part despite the wind and hill.
Con: I had to make a pit stop, which took me slightly out of my way and lost me about five minutes, putting me in the back of the pack for a while.
Pro: I was able to use an outhouse at a campground for said stop, which was equipped with seat covers and sanitizer!
Con: Just after I started running again there was a grueling hill to climb.
Pro: The first 13 miles were through beautiful Red Rock, and felt really great too.
Con: The final 3 miles were pretty tough, and my knees were bothering me a little bit for the last two.
Pro: I was able to stay in the game mentally despite the challenges at the end.
Con: I had to wait at every intersection with a traffic light for the last mile and a half; I just wanted to finish already!
Pro: I was pleased with my time despite the challenging course and the wind resistance for much of the run.
Con: When I reached the start/end place my watch wasn’t quite at 16 miles yet, so I had to do a lap around the entire parking lot…not fun.
Pro: 2,198 calories burned…sweet, sweet sweat.
Con: I stopped at Albertsons last night to pick up bananas and G2, but forgot to get ice…so I didn’t get the post run ice bath I had planned on.
Pro: Some charitable folks from church were checking out in front of me at Albertsons and kindly paid for my stuff. I said, “Thanks for supporting my running habbit.” He eyed the bananas and G2 and said, “You should have gotten some steaks.” (Actually, I should have gotten some ice.)