Long Run – Done

On Thursday night, I met my friend Jamie at Deckard’s American Tavern, a new bar in Midtown. (I wrote a review on Yelp, if any local people are interested.) Deckard’s happens to be in the same shopping center as Whole Foods, so after dinner, I made a quick pit-stop. Shopping for food after a couple glasses of wine usually results in buying some random stuff.

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I had a chance to try out these items before yesterday’s nine mile run. I mixed with oatmeal with the yogurt and put a tablespoon of flaxseed on top.

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The oatmeal was good, although with 12 grams of sugar, it’s not something that I would buy regularly. The yogurt was meh. I wouldn’t buy it again. Murphy, on the other hand, was literally licking his chops at the sight of it.

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Joan and I decided to go to the Silver Comet Trail to run. We met around 12:45. The weather was perfect. I was in a t-shirt and shorts. The Silver Comet Trail is always a pretty place to run and there were a lot of people out enjoying the weather.

We ended up walking for the first mile. We were talking and neither of us is very good at talking while we run. It’s a skill that I really would like to acquire. After we passed mile marker 1, we ran to 4.5 and stopped and turned around.

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(Old picture, but you get the gist)

We were running pretty slowly, but my legs were definitely feeling it. Maybe because I skipped my tempo run this week? I don’t know. I definitely felt like I was running way faster than I actually was. When we turned around, I had a GU and that did help give me some energy. Miles 4.5-8 were fine and I felt good but the last mile seemed to really drag on. After what felt like an hour, but was really like 11 minutes, we made it to the trailhead and were done.

Next week’s long run is actually a 10K. My first race of 2011!

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24 responses to “Long Run – Done

  1. Yay for your first race of the year! And can’t wait to run the trail with you some day soon. 🙂

  2. Great job on the run! What race are you doing next weekend?

    P.S. I love that photo of Murphy!!

  3. Nice! I know there are some trails around here somewhere I should be taking advantage of, I’ll have to find them. I’ve been eyeing that yogurt at the grocery store, sorry to hear it’s not that great.

  4. Good to know about that yogurt… I am a sucker for trying new things. 🙂

    Congrats on the long run! I’m about to go attempt a run through the park. Never done the Comet Trail… does it get crowded?

  5. I am really excited for my first race too but its not until April.
    Your running trail looks beautiful and I am envious of the weather there!

  6. Murphy is so adorable. I’m a sucker for golden retrievers. Nice job on your long run. Good luck on your upcoming race! 🙂

  7. Awww I really miss the Silver Comet Trail with Nick not living there anymore! I did all of my long runs on it last fall! Congrats on completing your long run. It feels so good to check those off 🙂

  8. Thanks for the comment (and follow…although I’m just not sure how much I’ll actually *twitter* :))
    Trail runs are my absolute favorite. Can’t wait to read more of your blog!

  9. Yay! Good luck on the 10k. I hate talking while I run, how do people do it?

  10. Darn, isn’t that too bad when you try new things and they don’t work out?
    Good luck on your first race of 2011!

  11. Yay for your first race! Murphy is adorable!

  12. Good luck with the 10k! I tried that oatmeal and wasn’t a huge fan. I bet it would have been a lot better with yogurt mixed in- as long as the yogurt was good 🙂

  13. I keep a box of that oatmeal at work for days when I really want a super sweet breakfast. And I usually add in a chopped banana to make it more filling! Good luck with next week’s 10k!!

  14. You have to be so excited for your first race this year! That trail looks pretty, I will have to check that out some time! I hope you are enjoying your Sunday!

  15. What a beautiful place to run! I want to get better at talking and running, too. It is HARD, isn’t it?? I feel like it’s the equivalent of running up hills or something….

  16. whoohoo; your running looks like it’s going really well. that 10k will be awesome for you!

  17. I’ve been wondering about that oatmeal! That trail looks absolutely gorgeous! 🙂

  18. That trail looks beautiful! What an awesome place to run. Congrats on finishing your long run and good luck at your 10K next weekend!! Hope your first race of 2011 is amazing! 🙂