The inspiration was about the only thing related to my run. Ryan Hall breaks records; I listen to them.
I didn't feel good about my long run being cut short on Saturday, so I decided that I needed a do over. It was even hotter in the afternoon today, but I was feeling inspired by following the Boston Marathon online. Ryan Hall led most of the men's race and Desiree Davila was so close to winning the women's race. Ahhh! That's got to hurt. I hope she wins it one day.
Back to me...
The first part of my run was 4.35 miles in 38:10, which is 8:46 per mile pace. Felt like I was running faster though. Stopped for maybe 2 minutes to go inside my apartment, drink a glass of water, run my arms and my head under the sink and then get back in it.
This is like when I wanted to give up on Saturday, but Ryan Hall didn't give up today so neither was I.
I finished another 2.83 miles in 21:59, which is 7:46 per mile pace. Oddly enough, I felt like I was running about the same speed as the earlier part of my run.
In total, I got 7.18 miles (8:22 avg) logged in 1:00:09 which doesn't include my warmup of 1.69 miles. That brings me to a total of 8.87 miles for the day.
I need a 55 gallon drum filled with water at the track on Tuesdays and Thursdays. There's gotta be a way to figure out how to cool off during the speed sessions this summer, so I can continue to be productive.