Well, it was better than last week's - couldn't have had a nicer day for it, and good company! - though I still felt like I was struggling through it. We were thinking about doing 11, but left it at 10 due to a sore ankle/knee (J.) and general feeling of unfitness and inertia (me).
We were probably around 10:20 pace again - it is too fast me for a long run and at current fitness levels on a hilly course. I'll do my long run next weekend solo and along the west side greenway - will use HR monitor and pace off that. That will be better for morale, too, I am thinking. Today I was slightly underfueled and considerably underhydrated (tried to get away with just carrying a 10oz. bottle tucked in pocket of RaceReady shorts - the water fountains are back on in the park by now, so I can refill when needed - I hate running with a belt and bottle - but 20oz. over an hour and forty-five minutes of running is not enough).
I was also having the most painful underarm chafing! Ugh, it is ridiculous - I put on a lot of the offputtingly named Udder Cream beforehand (I prefer it to BodyGlide because you can really slather it on), but I think the problem is just with this shirt design.
It is a tragic saga - I had 3 short-sleeved Nike running shirts that I loved and used for everything, only finally they became so steeped with sweat smell that I regretfully decided they had to be thrown away.
(Now I have a washing machine which means [a] I can wash things more quickly after sweating into 'em and [b] I do not have to have multiples of the things I most like, but this was the old regime...)
So I got a Brooks short-sleeved shirt, took it out for a five-miler and then happily threw away the Nike ones and bought 2 more of the Brooks. Only to realize that they are utterly unsatisfactory on the chafing front for anything over about 6!
I will have to demote them to gym use, I think, and continue to search for the perfect short-sleeved running shirt - I did get another Nike one after that, but it is made of a different material and holds the sweat in a more soppingly heavy way than the previous ones did!
(The Brooks shirts are whatever last year's version was of this - consider yourself warned!)
10 dogged miles