Hi there. I have just a couple of running updates.
1) I ran last Friday morning - just a short run. I went around 7:30 am and it was really hot and humid. It didn't make for very good running conditions so I cut things short around 2 miles.
2) I didn't run over the weekend even though the plan was to go Saturday afternoon. It started to rain shortly after I got home from work. I was really tired, anyways, so that was fine with me.
3) Today I ran 12 miles. It always amazes me how far into downtown 6 miles is. I went my "usual" route from Montrose and down Clark until I got to the intersection of North and LaSalle. From there, I ran a little more east and down Dearborn until I got to Chicago and then I turned and went east towards the lake. I followed the lake back up on inner Lakeshore Drive up to Montrose, which was exactly 12 miles. My time was 2:05, which was not bad at all considering how shitty my other runs have been lately. Around mile 8 my right foot got its usual pain...which really sucks. Anyone have any suggestions about what I should do for it for the race? Tape it? Another insole? I noticed that my pace slowed, not because I was tired, but because of the pain. Also, I can tell that I'm going to be really sore later today and tomorrow so I'll probably have to have a hot date with my foam roller later on. :/
So, that's probably the last long run I will have before the race in a little less than 2 weeks. The other thing I'm wondering is what to wear that day? I'm guessing the weather at 7 am will be in the 50's, but I tend to overdress and get really hot. I am the queen of stripping while running and not breaking my stride at all. It's a talent, for sure. :P Recommendations? Shorts? I have no idea, but I would like to be a comfortable temperature so I don't have to worry about taking things off.
Gotta run! ...actually no...I'll be limping. :) Ttyl! Thanks in advance for any advice.