As usual, Saturday morning brought a long slow run...10 miles to be exact. I was a little concerned because of Tuesday's running snafu, but forced myself out of bed to at least give it a try. Worst case scenario it hurts and I have to stop, right?
Our run launched from Ocean Beach, which is about an hour bus ride from my place, and I got there earlier than expected. What to do? Take pictures for you guys, of course! Check out the scenery (don't mind the grainy/dark iPhone photos):
We tackled the gradual incline through Golden Gate Park to the De Young, turned around and closed out the 10 miles out and back along the Great Highway. I took it super easy and found myself checking my watch a lot. I think I was just nervous that tightness would kick in early on and I'd have to bail. Lucky me, the achilles cooperated and I survived the run...I even finished a little faster than last week at 1:41. Not too bad!
I made it a point to do some serious foam rolling, sticking and stretching once I got home. Definitely didn't want my calf and achilles freaking out after that glorious run. Did I mention we're now 3 long runs into marathon training season? O yes we are!
How were your long runs? Successful? Hot? Took a back seat to 4th of July celebrations? Do tell.