It was near perfect weather for a run, overcast, slight rain at the start, and 48 degrees. Finished up my 22 miles at 52 degrees, no rain and a light wind to keep things cool. Here are a few sights and some commentary from today's run.
We live out in the country, I told my wife that I think I might want a goat. She is not real excited about getting a goat. Today I ran through an Amish area and this house had a goat tied up to a tree in the front yard. If I had a goat I would call him "Buddy".
We had a decent rain all morning. I ran mostly on pavement except for miles 6-15. Miles 10-12 were on a road that had recently been graded. It was really soft and muddy, in fact I had to walk a large portion of it.
This is what my shoes looked like after this stretch of the road.
All done, the sign of a good run!
I finished 22.12 miles in 3 hours and 44 minutes and managed to pop out 27 push ups afterwards too.
My reward for this run was a beer in the shower.
Have you ever had a beer in the shower after a long hard run?
Let me tell you, if you have not, you better try it, it is truly the way to recover!
Wife made a home made apple pie today.
The other part of a perfect recovery!
If you want to be an aspiring ultra marathon runner like me you must watch your diet.
Remember...beer, and apple pie are both key food items!
I am participating in a 100 mile ride in August to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.