Running up Spring street to start is generally hard considering it's.. well.. a hill. And when you run with girls like Blythe (okay I'm to blame a fraction of the time as well) you start out fast. Setting the pace for a thirteen mile run at a 8:45. Then when you add in a brisk morning. It sort of takes the breathe out of ya.
Our speed eventually leveled out as conversations got more involved. San Juan Valley road is a tight one, and it makes for an easy pass if we all stick close. Opposed to oncoming cars having to dodge a bunch of scattered ducks.
We meet the crossroads where it's time for the sixes and the thirteens to split. Wave our waves and continue with solving the problems of the world. About a mile into the next loop, my emotions get the best of me. I won't bore you with details. Us females are an unusual breed. I suppose it happens to the best of us. Sometimes turning around when your not feeling a run, can be harder than continuing on.
So many things can make or break a run. And physical fitness is only a portion of it.
I've said it before.... pretty sure there is some unwritten rule about not having to (for lack of better words) crappy runs in a row.
I talked with the rest of the gals, all reporting a pretty great run. One even adding an additional mile... making it her longest run to date. Great job Casey.
myself (and the tall one who loves a drama mama)
8 miles average pace 9min 53 sec.