Sunday, August 15, 2010

8 Mile Saturday

As I'm sure you can tell, I ran an 8 mile run on Saturday. We got out there EARLY (I woke up at 4:45 a.m.....we started running at 5:30 a.m.) It was hot and very humid outside! I ran this one with my friends and we had a pack of about 10 or so people running. It was really fun!! It's nice too cause we are all around the same pace!

Our coach was running 16 miles yesterday morning so we didn't have a seminar after our run. However, last week, our seminar was based on training logs. She really encouraged us to get a training log to track how we are doing, how many miles, what the weather is like, what kind of run, etc. She made a comment about how they have them as apps! I never thought about that which would be SO much easier for me than keeping up with an actual book! I looked through all the apps on my phone, and I came across "Running Log" (it's free) and it's been great! Very handy and easy to use! I love it!

Back to the 8 mile run. My foot never hurt at all which was great! (Last Saturday, it started bothering me around mile 4.) Our route took us out for 6, back to home base, then out again for the last 2 miles. Running back out was one of the hardest things ever. Those 2 miles seemed to last for forever! I really felt like I hit a major bump in the road at 6.5 miles or so. I thought that if that's what "hitting a wall" is like, HOW am I going to make it to 26?? lol I'm sure it will be better by then but still...that was MISERABLE! I made it through though and that's all that matters! In the end, we were all SOAKED. Water was dripping off of us. It looked as if we had run through sprinklers in someones yard! lol I couldn't ride home with the AC on cause it made me cold. I hate that feeling of being cold/hot at the same time. Ugh.

Found out after our run that we were in 94% humidity (I believe it) and when I got in my car, this is what the temperature said!!!

Anyway, I came home, showered, then went back to town for a Women's Conference, then I got a 2 hour nap in before the big ACS (American Cancer Society) Gala that night! We had a blast! It was a lot of fun!!! :0)

My question for you.....Do you use a Running Log? If so, what kind do you use?


  1. Great job!

    Running log - I use dailymile and a planner. I log every run in three places. I might just be a little ocd.

  2. I have a running log that I got from Runners World Magazine when I first subscribed to the magazine. I also use daily mile, but I don't usually record temp, etc there. I am all about using technology though, so I'm going to look on my BB and see if I have an app for that ;) Thanks for the tip - and great run!

  3. 96 that's hot. With all the sweat I bit you burned a zillion calories. Don't worry it will be chilly in no time.

  4. I use DailyMile. It's a really supportive and encouraging community on top of being a user-friendly and interactive log.


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