Since I couldn't do my long run on Saturday, I ran my long run on Sunday. I ran 11. I can't believe I am saying this but it was easy. It is crazy to think about how in shape you can be. I sometimes wish I was doing the full for Shamrock but at the same time I am glad I am not because I really do want my first full to the be the Detroit Free Press Marathon. It is very hard when you have the running bug to control yourself from doing more. One of my fellow runners I know has this problem. You can't stop it. Your mind and body wants more when you compete. This is what runners do. This is how I get my drug of competition. I can't play football or lacrosse anymore. Every race is my big game.
My 11 miles went great. I enjoyed getting back on the oceanfront. I didn't enjoy the 32 degree temps and wind. But the sun was out. I am enjoying running more than I have before. It is mostly from the other runners I know.