So today was the day for my first ten mile run. I've been a bit apprehensive about the run...not really sure why. Maybe just the double digits?
Anyway...yesterday I went to roadrunner and scored some sweet Brooks Launches. I had been running Asics 2140's and had not really been satisfied with them as of late. I'm more of a mid foot striker...so after much research And talking with the lady at roadrunner got the Brooks. They are really light weight and very comfortable.
So I woke at 7:30 this morning and got ready. I'm testing energy gels and took a Gu. Those things taste like shit and have the viscosity of bull semen. Yuck.
Next was the audiobook I'm listening to. I love running to books. Its a great chance to just cruise and listen. The book in rotation right now is 2001: A Space Odyssey. I love Clarke.
Oh yeah...I carried a 22 oz water bottle.
Off I went.
I did a big loop in my end of town. I headed up High to 161...down to Sinclair to Indianola...turned on N Broadway to High and headed back. A perfect ten mile loop.
So what's the bottom line? I felt great and have total confidence about the Cbus 10 mile race next weekend and the Cap City Half coming up.
I'm totally stoked.