2 + 4 + 6 = 12
Twelve miles = my long run today.
The plan was to run 4 miles super early, 4 more during today’s Fantastic 4 Miler, and then 4 more after the race. But my plans were foiled when I got caught in a massive downpour 2 miles into the first 4 miles! It was 7:10am and I had no idea one of the local bars would actually be open. But it was…………and there were people in there reading the paper and drinking! They did let me use their phone to call J to come pick me up, though, so I can’t complain. But, really????
After a quick change, we headed downtown for the inaugural Fantastic 4 Miler.
This race was AWESOME.
The brace faces pre-race.
First stop was the Cleveland Browns Stadium.
Oh, hey there, Steeler fan, high fiving the Browns mascot!
We ran around the field:
And then back up East 9th to the Q.
C makes running look awful, right?
Into the Q:
And onto the floor where the Cavaliers play!
Then out of the Q,
and straight onto the Indian’s field for the finish:
We ended up finishing right around 40 minutes, which was perfect for my long run, and for C, since this was a new PDR for him! The furthest he ever ran before was a 5k. He really hung in there and never walked, which was really something.
Proud of both these guys today.
Then we headed home, I ate 2 Clif shot blocks, and was back out the door to finish up my run.
And even in the humidity I felt great! My Garmin is acting all weird since my bike crash, so I ran without it (and loved it!). I wasn’t worried about my pace, just ran by feel, and checked the clock when I got home (right around a 10 minute mile). Loved it.
I will totally do this race again. Of course there are some kinks to be worked out, but it was the first time they’ve ever done this race so that’s to be expected. The course totally made up for it!
Twelve miles down. Bring on 14 next weekend…………!
p.s. Anyone in town wanna run some (or all) miles with me?? Email me!
What did you do to start your Sunday this morning?