Riley and I were out the door just shy of 5:00 AM. She joined me for four miles and did a great job! She seemed to be in the mood for the run, and very much enjoyed running after some bunnies.
I dropped her at home, where she devoured her breakfast as usual, and I headed out on my own for another four miles. At this point, the sky was starting to lighten up at the horizon which is always a welcome development. The weather was pretty good, it was around 40 degrees and minimal wind. So nice!
I have realized that at eight miles, I really do need to eat before or, or at least, during my run. In the last two miles or so this morning my legs definitely started to fatigue, and I could tell it was simply lack of food. I burn just over 100 calories per mile when I run. So when my legs were starting to go, I had already burned over 600 calories. Yeah, I think I could have used some fuel.
I finished the run strongly and headed inside for a good stretch.
I remember the last time I trained for a marathon, I thought these mid-week “kinda long runs” were so long and so much to do mid-week. This time I don’t really think too much of it. I get up, go run, and go to work. It’s nice to feel so strong this time!