First off, ended up not doing sprints last night. Way too tired and had to open at work today (that is, be there by 4:15am).
HOWEVER, I did go for a long run today.
In fact, it was the longest run I've ever done in my life (... so far).
I've been thinking about doing this one loop - leave the house, go down some trail to the main road, loop back up and around. So I did it today and almost regretted it. It was long, windy, hilly and it made me its bitch. The wind actually made my right eye tear up under my sunglasses so I had tears dripping down the right side of my face. I also had to walk several times, which is kind of disheartening. Still ... I finished and I finished it running.
4:34 mi in 47:24 = 10.55.3/mi
Just under an 11 minute mile for that long of a duration ... THAT INCLUDES WALKING? I'll so take it. I'll also take it considering last week's long(ish) run was about three-quarters of a mile shorter AND my mile time was eight seconds slower.
Here I go improving, slowly but surely!
*this post is brought to you by t's sunburned face. t got sunburned on sunday and would like to remind you to WEAR SUNSCREEN if you don't already on a consistent basis, especially now that the weather is getting warmer. she was smart and wore it today, though. this post is also dedicated to whomever discovered aloe and its practical application in sunburn relief.