Today was a beautiful day in Memphis. 62 degrees and sunny! So I actually got out and ran outside. My plan was to do a 9 mile run, but it was so nice out and I felt pretty good, so I decided to push it to doing 10 miles in 1:32. I wanted to keep all miles under 9:00, so it was easy to keep a goal of 9, 18, 27, etc and know how I was doing. I was able to keep that pace until mile 8, and I started falling behind a bit. I need to remember that last night I did a 22 mile trainer ride, so overall, I am pretty happy with this workout. I am still optimistic about a sub 2 hour 1/2.
When I got home I took an ice bath. I started filling up the tub and then crawled in. I had a towel wrapped around me and my skull cap on. I tried to last as long as I could in the tub, which was only about 4 minutes. Afterwards, I took a warm shower and my legs do feel pretty refreshed after a 10 miler.
On a side note, it always amazes me how people react when I am out running. Today I got 4 waves, 3 honks, one "Run Forest", got flipped off once, and one "Faster Fat ass". That last one hurt a my feelings a bit...NOT! The guy yelling must have been 300lbs+ judging from the way his car was creeping. I have never understood why people feel the need to yell at people running or biking. I imagine we all have had something funny yelled while working out, so let's hear them folks!