Saturday, September 6, 2008

9/6 Run

20 miles, 8:29 pace. Today's run was perfect weather with sufficient execution. The temperature was around 55 to 60 with no wind. I really hope that these will be the conditions during the race on 10/12. I have no reason to think that the 80+ degrees that the Chicago Marathon faced last year will be repeated again.

That said, the run started out a bit tough. I am never sure WHY this is the case, I can only do my best to trudge through it. I did, and around mile 5 or so, hit my stride and never looked back.

The one interesting thing during this run was that I had to pee - BAD. Of course, because I run in an urban environment without a shirt on, the options to relieve this condition are fairly limited. So, I did the only thing that I could do... I peed on a bush a bit off of the main road that I run on. It was on Sprint's world headquarters campus, so I did like the fact that I was able to stick it to the man in my own little way.