First Part: 14.03 mi, 2:24:09, 10:16 avg
Second Part: 4.01 mi, 43:52, 10:57 avg
Today's run was a failed attempt at running 20 miles with Jamie. Left from my house and met Jamie and Daisy at the gate, then we continued to Starkey Blvd and headed directly into Starkey Park to the Striders meeting area. Legs were feeling a little bit tired, but it was overall an easy pace. Plan was to top off our drinks, head back out until we reached ten miles, then turn back for a quick top off again, and then one more stop at the corner of Alico Pass.
As we headed out, we saw a slightly bedraggled looking Cynthia heading back. We tried to see if she'd turn around and run with us until our turn around. Instead we all decided to turn around and then we'd make up the miles at the end.
My legs had other ideas, not at all happy. We ran to Diane's house to drop off Cynthia and hopefully a very quick stop. Stop turned into a little bit longer than planned. Jamie, Daisy, and I left Diane's - my legs had gotten worse. By the time we got to the corner I felt pretty much done. I was going to wait there until Renee or Cynthia drove by. After a little while I changed my mind and caught up to Daisy and Jamie. But, by the time I reached the bridge I was really done.
At this point there was a light rain and a small breeze so at least it was no longer oppressive. I did not have my phone with me to call anyone so I decided I'd just walk home (about 4 miles to go). Walking felt nice and after a little bit I decided to walk/run. The running part felt good as long as not too long. I decided to start my watch again. Pace was actually faster than my last "running" mile.
I saw Jamie and Daisy again because they had stopped at Havana Dreamers, ran with them a little bit, then lost them again but kept them in my sights up until they turned into Foxwood.
So, no twenty miles, a much slower pace, but at least a comeback from almost walking the last 4 miles.