This morning we tackled our longest training run to date with CARA: a 12 miler. This was also BMB’s longest run ever, by 2 miles. We were a little nervous going into it as 2 hours of running is pretty intimidating. We had been warned to drop down 30 seconds to a minute pace wise because of the heat, but for once the spastic Chicago weather worked in our favor and the conditions weren’t awful. Yes, it was humid, but it was overcast the entire time. We actually ended up running faster than our 10 minute mile pace, which is just awesome.
I packed up my GUS, Band-Aids, and sunscreen in my fanny pack and just hoped for the best.
We met up with our group at the normal spot and headed yet again, south along the lake.
I ended up splitting 2 GUs with Sara at mile 6 and 9, approximately. Blueberry pomegranate = major fail. I plan on sticking with vanilla bean and espresso love from here on out.
My legs didn’t start to really hurt until the last mile, which is fine. I’ll take that any day. We ended up running every mile except for the last under 10 minutes.
Fabulous. BMB killed it. He felt good the whole time and of course made some new friends.
Now we brunch. Afterwards we are heading to our 3rd Cubs game of the week. Happy Saturday!