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?

Tim Wilson - blog.262quest.com - subscribe - follow blog - twitter - fanpage - call

12 comments:

  1. Yep I've had plenty of those, just this morning in fact. I attribute it to poor nutrition/hydration/sleep due to Thing 1's ice show schedule over the last couple of days.
    Crappy run or not, you are awesome for getting out there with your kids!

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  2. The only thing about a lousy run, is that for the next one, it's almost guaranteed to be good. BTW, nice profile on RunnerDude! And thanks for tweeting my giveaway!

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  3. If it's over 70 °F, I start to melt. Like it all goes downhill rapidly.

    I can't tell you how many times I went out and couldn't even run more than a few blocks. Times like that I can't even imagine running a full mile.

    Congratulations on getting in 3.8 miles.

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  4. Tim,
    Good job getting out there, and I'm with you on the heat. This week has been filled with runs gone bad from heat.

    Keep at it!

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  5. great job getting out there!

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  6. Thanks everyone for stopping by and the comments. The next morning it was equally a hot one, but the run was a bit better. This also may have something to do with it being I think day #8 so I am taking today off.... much needed.

    @jkaider4 - yup, I was the runner of the week over at Runner Dudes blog.... yes, very cool :) - everyone needs to go over there and thank him :)

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  7. a lot of my runs recently have been pretty cruddy... i don't even think it's been warm/humid enough to use that as the excuse (70's in the morning with 80+ % humidity?) i dunno, just feel off! :-/ hopefully these runs don't last long for either of us.

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  8. I agree Lindsay - but we don't have to hope... They WILL get better really soon - mine did this morning, how about you? :)

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  9. Thank you so much for this beautiful Article

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  10. Thank you so much for this beautiful Article

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  11. a lot of my runs recently have been pretty cruddy... i don't even think it's been warm/humid enough to use that as the excuse (70's in the morning with 80+ % humidity?) i dunno, just feel off! :-/ hopefully these runs don't last long for either of us.

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  12. great job getting out there!

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