I started my day by turning to the oncoming team and asking, "How far away is Billings from Colorado Springs?". Apparently they are REALLY far apart. What can I say, I'm not that great with geography. It was a sign of the day to come.
The team enjoyed a little teasing and I went on my way to move my stuff to the off duty apartment and go for my run. I had planned out a run that takes me to the old part of Rock Springs around historical downtown and then back around the other side of the freeway. I sent the map through MapMyRun to my phone. Then I realized that I didn't have my phone holder and I wasn't going to hold it the whole time. I didn't have my fuel belt or any big pockets either. So I left without it.
The run started out OK. I didn't feel tired but I didn't feel very good. Kind of "urpy". A little nauseated but not really. I had woke up this morning with the worst pain behind my left scapula. I am pretty sure I just slept on it wrong but the pain was intense despite ibuprofen and stretching.
On my way I thought that I would cut off part of the 10 miles and make it around 8.5 to 9 miles. After I got through historical downtown I made my way to the other side of the freeway. The run was going OK, I was running a little slow, but it was a slow run so it was good. I brought a goo and ate it, or gagged it down and had a big drink of water. I saw a gas station and thought that maybe they would have ice and water, but I was wrong. Then on the other side of the freeway there was no sign at the light so I went through. After about .75 miles I decided to turn around. Which is good, because I was going the terribly wrong way. I had just found a gas station that had ice too. I don't think there should be gas stations without ice and water. It's teasing the slightly hot and needs more water runner.
That wonderful detour cost me over a mile and a half and my Garmin hit 10 miles about a mile before the apartment. I mostly walked after that and stopped at a "Kum & Go" (teehee) and bought a Gatorade that I sipped all the way home. I was exhausted when I got home, but not as bad as I have been before. I forced myself to drink at least 3/4ths of the Gatorade.
(Walk 1 minute/ Run 5 minutes)
Mile 1 10:45
Mile 2 10:09
Mile 3 11:11
Mile 4 11:16
Mile 5 11:00
Mile 6 11:44
Mile 7 11:06
Mile 8 11:05
Mile 9 12:02 - walked up a big hill
Mile 10 10:38
Mile 11 15:24
A lot of my times are longer because there is a lot of lights and I didn't turn off my Garmin for the wait. It auto stops but it's a little slow.
Total Miles: 11:28
Total Time: 2:11:45
Average Total: 11:41
Average of 10 miles: 11:06
I iced and kept my foot up for about 30 minutes after my run before I got in the tub for a hot bath. The pain in my back worked it's way out during the run and even though I can still feel it, it isn't nearly as bad as it was this morning.
I feel pretty great now!
Pre-run ensemble. Bright orange tank, purple lululemon shorts (the Turbo are my FAVORITE but they don't sell the purple online) and bright yellow shoes - the new Hurricanes!
My after run fun. Ice and elevation for my foot. Gatorade and some protein powder. Thumbs up for surviving!!