Saturday was a scheduled long run. 6 miles, which is a length that is just too much for me on a treadmill. The plan is to get up at sunrise and knock it out. I got knocked out instead. It has been quite a while since I ran outside and it felt nearly impossible. Every step was a huge effort. The humidity was high and my legs were getting heavier with each laboring step. I called it quits early. 2.5 sad little miles. I decided, as I did the walk of shame back home, that I need to be getting my miles outside. There really is a difference in training, harder and uneven terrain and of course much hotter. So this afternoon I set out for 3 miles no matter how long it took me and how sweaty I got. Got it done! My pace was a minute slower than I have been running inside but this is not amount time at this stage, I need to get my mileage up. So today was a success. Tonight is stretching and rolling and tomorrow is cross training. Gotta keep the legs fresh but it’s easier said than run.

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