i was super sleepy this morning, and barely made it out of the house before 7. and guess what? it was *chilly*! no kidding. for a moment i thought of running back up stairs, but the 5 flights deterred me and i decided to tough it out.
after about 5 minutes, i wasn't cold any more. i was really nervous that my calf was going to bother me again, but thank goodness, it didn't. instead of running today and tomorrow, i decided i would do a longer run today, and do a light crosstraining tomorrow (probably yoga) so that i'd be good and rested again for saturday's long run. and so...it was down to the brooklyn bridge and back to my house for a record breaking 4.77 miles!
i think i ran at a little less than a 13 minute mile. i'm a little sad about my time, but i decided today that i am at least steady and maintaining a consistent pace, which i think is better than huffing and puffing my way through the mileage simply to get down to a 10 or 11 minute mile. speed will come...and if it doesn't...well, then it doesn't. number 1 objective is to fundraise and complete the marathon. then we can worry about speed. i keep thinking of the silly little tortoise and hare fable...i am certain slow and steady at this point!
and in fundraising news...we're doing great - $3,666 to date!! thanks again for all the contributions, very very very generous.
today's mileage: 4.77
total mileage: 41.65