Broad Street Week 7 Run 3

Yes, yes. This was Sunday. Just writing about it now. I’m being a bad blogger lately. I shall do my best to be better.

Anyway…

This run wasn’t as easy-peasy as the past ones have felt, but I think that’s a good thing. I need challenges and having to push through tougher runs. And it was good for me to get one in with less than ideal days leading into it. First off, I was tired. I’d been woken up early Friday morning thanks to tow trucks moving cars from the street and hadn’t managed to get a nap in. I worked at Disney Store from 5pm until 1am, then was back for opening Saturday (meaning at 9:45am) and worked until 5, then there was a party for my friends Megan and Blossom who got married from 7-10. And the eating and drinking at the party wasn’t exactly ideal run preparation. So when my alarm went off around 4am Sunday to get up, dressed, and ready to head out…well, it wasn’t all that fun.

But that’s ok because going into Broad Street I won’t necessarily have a lot of sleep – especially not with a 1:15-3:15am bus ride!

So I dragged my butt out of bed and got dressed. The trains were running ok this weekend, so I went to Prospect Park. I figured the hills would slow me down a bit, which would be good since this was to be a long SLOW run.

I started off and it was rough. I was doing my run intervals, but they were struggles. At first there weren’t too many people in the park, but as the morning advanced it got more populated. Also there were preparations going on for a tri – the bike transition area was in the park, so I got to see that get progressively set up. I did walk during one run interval on The Beast the third time around, but I’m not going to dwell too much on that. Things happen. 🙂

Somewhere along the line, things started feeling easier…and continued to do so to the point that the last few run intervals felt great and like I could have kept going. I didn’t though. I stuck with the training plan and ended with 10.7 miles.

Still feeling good about my training so far. Like I said, a kinda rough run every once in a while is a good thing. Especially when you can push through it.

BSR training mileage: 108.94

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