|Runners starting to gather for the start. I am in the bottom left corner in the pink shorts. Photo credit: Vertical Runner|
|David and I meet up at the beginning.|
I'm not gonna lie: it wasn't easy. I thought I was going to have a leisurely run through Akron, but the Badasses I run with had different ideas. I was just happy to be able to hang with them (even though, as I reminded them, I am MUCH older than all of them). I definitely dropped back in the last mile and a half, but I am ok with that.
PreRun Fuel: Panera Blueberry Bagel and cream cheese, coffee with Thin Mint creamer, water
Fuel during Run: Chocolate Outrage GU (1). I probably should have taken a second around mile 9 or 10. Lots of water.
Post Run Fuel: 1/2 cup milk with two tablespoons Carnation Instant Breakfast Drink, fried egg and cheese sandwich, 1/2 avocado, 1/2 tomato, spinach, 3 radishes.
Right now I am starving.
The Blue Line Training Run is one of the big events that make Akron such a great place to live. I love that our local running stores are so involved in the community, and I especially love that we have such a large and supportive running community. Everywhere I turned, I saw runners talking, laughing, and encouraging each other. While it wasn't the easy run I envisioned, it was definitely a great time. AND. . . I treated myself to this medal as a reward for last week's tempo run from hell and this week's test run.
|Two tough twelve milers = 1 Tardis medal!|
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