15.15 mi, 2:22:53, 9:26 avg
Ran from home, kind of a late start at 8:26 by the time I finally started my watch. Earlier in the morning it had been raining pretty heavily with enough lightning to keep people in bed longer (like myself), although probably would have been safe to start running about 7:15 or so rather than almost 8:30.
Left from my house with a 20oz handheld filled with gatorade, out to SR54 then onto Starkey Blvd. There was a little bit of coolness left over from the rain which made it feel not so bad at first. I had a slow first mile (11:02), and then was in the 9:00's for most of the run except for 3 of the miles which were in the 8:50's.
I'd wanted to get enough miles to make it over 40 miles for the week. So, I decided I'd run out a little over 7 miles which would take me to the park shelter where if nothing else there is a water faucet with water that is not ice code or delicious but manages to do the job of water. As I approached the park entrance I saw Craig and Diane heading south (had just seen Tom and Jenny a little bit before that). They said they'd leave the drinks out for me. So, I turned around at exactly 7 miles (or pretty close to exactly) without reaching the shelter and the ok water. Detoured to Diane's house and refilled 20oz with gatorade and drank one bottled water along with a gel.
Started out again, felt ok at first but then started getting tired legs. Stopped at the bridge to stretch a little bit before continuing on until reaching the Circle K. I had a soggy $5 bill on me, so went in and bought a polar pop, lots of ice, powerad and mountain dew. Quite refreshing and did the trick to get me almost home. A little bit after hitting 15 miles, with still about a half mile to my house, decided to just walk it in. I'd already done more than the 14 and would have over 40 for the week. A little walking would not hurt.
Felt kind of wiped out for most of the day.
For dinner, later that night, had the "di parma" pizza at Fireside Pizza in Palm Harbor (prosciuto and arugula) - no problem finishing it. Jessica was out with Amy (from Ohio) who was visiting for the weekend and doing their girl's night out, but met up with them after dinner for one drink at Peggy O's.