Sunday, February 20, 2011
Woke up at 6am again and really didn't want to get out of bed. Met the Sunday morning crew in Northside at 7am, first time I have run in this part of town. First two miles my legs felt like jello, just tired from the trail race yesterday. About 4.5 miles into the run we turned onto Clifton Ave. which went straight uphill for about half a mile! This hill was brutal. What happened as we began this climb is proof that God has a sense of humor. It was overcast the whole run and literally on our first step going up this hill it started sleeting which after a few minutes turned into hail. As soon as we crested the hill it stopped. Seriously? Then about 2 miles later the temperature dropped about 10 degrees. We looped back behind Spring Grove Cemetery, up one last hill and finished back at Sidewinders Cafe. In all the run was 11 miles in 1:28:25 (8:03 pace). I was happy to run a slower pace due to being tired from yesterday, and the crazy hilly route we covered. It was also interesting the we ran on the east side and the west side of the northside. That actually makes sense to people in Cincinnati. Work was crazy today as weekends usually are. At one point I was working with four customers at once. Dinner was amazing, lasagna! I may have had three servings. 22 miles for the weekend, hopefully I can keep it up through the week. I am looking forward to not working tomorrow and sleeping very late!