>> Tuesday, November 02, 2010
Thursday night, I put over 11 miles on my legs, and everything felt GREAT. (I REALLY think the compression calf sleeves I got a few weeks before the TC 10 Mile help to keep things "healthy" on longer runs - they work for me and my bum calves. I don't wear them often - this was the first time I wore them since the 10 Miler.)
Twin Cities in Motion (the organization that puts on the TC Marathon and 10 Mile) was holding their 3rd ever "Flash Run" in Minneapolis. We were supposed to meet at the gates in front of the Lakewood Cemetery. I figured I'd show up early, do a HARD tempo run, and use the Flash Run as my cooldown. So that's what I did.
I ran a loop inside the cemetery as a WU. I didn't map it out ahead of time and I don't use a Garmin, so I just ran. Afterwards, I mapped it out:
Just shy of 2.5 miles
The moment I finished, I saw a cute ladybug and Xena (Warrior Princess) standing by the gates. No, I wasn't delirious from the run. It was people starting to gather for the Flash Run. I came over all sweaty and nasty. And oh yeah, I was wearing my "Tutti Frutti" shorts too!
The "bowl full of tutti frutti" shorts at the Mosquito Man Duathlon
After just over 3.5 miles of chatting with friends, we were done for the night. Hannah had brought candy for us, and she told us all to take A LOT. So I did. I enjoyed this on my ride home:
Ahhh yes, THERE are the shorts.... ;)