Sunday 8:00am!!!!!!!! = 10 miles - 1hr 39:37minutes: Rain alllll up in my face.
First: I got up and RAN at 8:00am. I am NOT a morning runner.
Second: It was raining. Like, pouring rain. I knew it was raining before I went out..and I still went. Uhh, craay. I have never willingly went out in the rain. Eeeeeeever.
Picture proof, or it didn't happen - obviously:
I ran by the Bata Shoe Museum - which I have NOT been to yet!! A museum of SHOES, ladies!
Then, I passed by the Royal Ontario Museum.
Love the look of this building!
I also really love little Boutiques.
I saw these in the window:
I'm gonna need the one on the left and right!!!
I love my comfortable clothing, but sometimes, a girl just wants to get super dressed up. It's been a LONG while since I've went to an incredibly fancy event.
Summer 2010, Pharmacy ball ( I know, how fun does that sound??, haa, I'm kidding!)
Back to the run: around 9 miles, my right upper thigh/hip quads started to hurt. That same type of pain I've had before. I had a total oh nooo moment. I REALLY wanted to go more than 10 miles, but decided to stop at an even 10 to prevent things getting worse.
My last 10 miler was done in 1:43:16. I'm so happy to shave some time off!
Let's make things clear that I'm clueless when it comes to running. I try my best, I love it, but technique/pacing/fueling - all of that is very new to me.
Is there a correct way you're supposed to tackle running down hills?
I injured this area (by the lovely red arrows) for months and months last year.
I'm not sure exactly how it happened, but if I think back, it was after a run where I went down a long and VERY steep hill for the first time.
Yesterday, it was also during and after a down hill portion that the pain started back up again. (Thankfully, my legs are generally OK this morning)
I'm just wondering if there's a technique to the madness?? Or, do you just have to get used to running down hills??
Thanks for any advice on this matter,
Your Clueless Runner.