Monday, October 22, 2007

New shorts+humidity+10 miles = pain and chafing!

The title says it all! I did a 10 mile long run on Saturday with my group. It was 80 degrees and humid! This weather is so strange! It's October! Anyway, I did finish all 10 miles with a slew of follys - detours, pains, and yes, chafing!

At mile 3 a fellow runner and I made a detour to a port-a-potty - very much needed and appreciated! But by the time I got back on the road, I was 5 minutes behind the group (not that I could ever catch them!) At mile 5, my knee started acting up, my legs were tightening, I managed to spill chocolate gu all over myself, and my new shorts started to rub the inside of my right leg. Needless to say, by mile 9, I was mentally done!! I couldn't see another soul from my running group and I was without my mp3 player (I'm trying to ween myself off it because we can't use it during the race!!) So I walked/shuffled the last mile to get back to the start - 10.1 miles in 2 hours and 1 minute (maybe I should subtract my bathroom break to make it under 2 hours!!)

All complaining aside - I did finish my longest run yet! Only one more long run before I start my taper - then it's race time.

Lesson learned - use bodyglide!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Runners Rock! I just read 3 post on your blog & I know how you are feeling because I have been there. My PB on a half is 2:39:42 (I think) and that was my third one. Three years since I started running and my thighs are finally not chafing constantly, but body Glide is my friend & I use it faithfully.