A Tough Run With My Daughters

A hot 3.8 miles is just about the only way I know how to put it. The run kinda sucked to put it plainly. It was in the middle of the day in some really hot sun, right after mowing the lawn. It really was harder than a 4 miler at that pace should be, but I think the circumstances around it made it that way.

We ran at Alexander park, a park just a couple miles away from home, and the first 1.4 mile circle was with both my daughters. Payton ran a bit in front of us and Ashlee and I took it a little slow trying to nurse her injured thigh. After one time around she was starting to hurt so I told her to stretch and then walk another time around while Payton and I ran two more.

After one more time around Payton and I really were all done with this run. It was wearing on us and just seemed quite hard. We slowed it down a little bit for the third mile..... or so we thought. We must have only slowed it down for a few steps because that last mile was at the same pace as the third mile.

At about 3.5 miles we made a deal. If we caught up with Ashlee we would walk the rest of the way in, if not we would run the rest. We caught up with her at 3.8 miles, just .3 miles before the end of the last loop..... so we walked. :)

I sure hope the 6 miler Payton and I have planned for early in the morning goes better, but I am not so sure since I am up so late tonight.

Have you ever had one of those runs that just seem harder than the rest?  Harder than it really should?

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