|Springtime in Indiana|
|You know you want one|
|My 1st AG Win!|
Following the race, snacks, and awards; I headed out to finish my long run. I ran into downtown and all around on the Cultural Trail, with a few side trips where it connects with the Pleasant Run Trail and the White River Trail. Even with the sunshine, it never really got warm. If I was running on a street where the wind was blocked by buildings, it wasn't too bad. But then when I would turn a corner and get hit by that wind, I got all cold again. Still, I felt better than I have on my last couple of long runs. I have been doing some reading on what to do about feet swelling up while running, and based on what I read I went back to regular socks instead of compression ones, and I loosened my shoelaces to give my feet room to swell. They didn't hurt as much this way as before, when I was trying to keep them from swelling. So this is what I will stick with.
It was a source of some frustration to me post-run that my GPS watch said I'd done 13.3 miles, and the Moves app on my phone said 17.8. They are never exactly the same, but usually pretty close. I spent way too much time looking at the maps on the two sites and comparing them, even downloaded a map of the Cultural Trail and tried to estimate it from there too. Since the time I ran was 3 hours, I have to believe the watch is more accurate, but I really wanted the Moves app to be right. Either way, the long runs are done and it's time to taper. Sunday I woke up feeling exhausted both physically and mentally, and a little overwhelmed as well. I'm kind of glad it's time to taper, and I'm trying to decide if I want to cut anything besides the long training runs out of my schedule for the next few weeks to make sure I get enough rest. Today, though, I feel better, and I was back at my 6am Core & More class at the Legacy Center.
|Lake Junaluska at sunset, pic by Guy Teague|