Friday, August 14, 2009
Sunsets and Meadows: 5.5 Miles
5.50 miles run (58:02 - 10:33/mile)
1.75 miles walk warmdown
total: 7.5 miles
Wind: W at 6 mph
course: Springbrook Prairie
My legs are tanked. 25.50 miles this week, with tomorrow still ahead. As such, tanked and all, with a slow time in my run tonight, a day off is due. Running tomorrow will not add anything not better achieved by resting.
At mile two, I knew it would be a long run. Drenched in sweat, my bandanna was giving way and needed to be retightened. The heat bore down, pleading with me to stop, lay down, and baked. I pressed on. The run required finishing.
The views, as you can see are subtle, beautiful,.but my camera does no justice to the magnificence. The sunset was a tremendous orange ball, with its intensity just low enough that watching it caused no trouble.