Horseshoes and Long Runs

17 Jun

Hello from Springfield! Sean and I arrived last night around 8 and had horseshoes for dinner. Horseshoes actually originated in Springfield and apparently a lot of people have never heard of them. They are a thick piece of texas toast topped with some type of meat (usually a hamburger) then smothered with fries and cheese sauce. So not healthy but soooo delicious.

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This morning I woke up with the intention of doing my long run. I didn’t get started until after 9 and it was HOT out. I started off with a 2 mile loop around my house and felt like I was going to die the whole time. I stopped at my house after that, got some water, stretched, and mentally talked myself into continuing to run.

It wasn’t really fun but I finished it. I took a few timed and untimed walking breaks. Overall it looked like this..

  • Mile 1 : 9:06
  • Mile 2: 9:21
  • Mile 3: 9:32
  • Mile 4: 9:08
  • Mile 5: 10:00 —> 1 min walking break
  • Mile 6: 9:53 —-> 1 min walking break
  • Mile 7: 9:42
Total: 7 miles in 1:06.44
Not my fastest but I’m glad I did it. Training for this half marathon has been a lot harder then training for the Champaign one. I am just much slower now and I don’t really know why. Oh well cest le vie.
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In other exciting news my sister officially accepted a teaching job in Chicago!
She will be moving up at the end of July, and I possibly may be moving in with her. No decicisions have been made yet but if I do move in with her I am getting a PUPPY!
Time to head off to St. Louis for the Wedding!
How do you get through tough workouts? 
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2 Responses to “Horseshoes and Long Runs”

  1. Danielle June 18, 2011 at 11:23 am #

    It has been between 105-108 here all week, so running outside hasn’t really been an option for me. I Guess I’ll use that as my excuse this week for not running like I should be.
    Those horseshoes look AMAZING!!!

  2. Amy @ Second City Randomness June 20, 2011 at 7:13 am #

    I’ve never heard of horshoes… but they sound like something I’d totally be on board with!

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