My friend Elena posted this photo on her Facebook today, and after going for a run at lunchtime, I can confirm that it is accurate.
During lunch, I ran the 4-mile loop around the LSU lakes, then I did a little out and back section to bring my total to 4.5 miles, the balance remaining on yesterday's long run. Since it was a shorter run, I thought I could push the pace a bit, but that plan totally flopped. I should have known that was a stupid idea, but it's hard to believe I have let myself fall this far in training.
My new plan is to train by heart rate. There will probably be some slow, rough runs in the near future, but I think this is a safer plan than busting it until my heart rate shoots up and I have to walk more than a mile. I'll report back.
Something that made today great: We have a new hot water heater! It heats our water and doesn't smell like rotten eggs. Victory!
Time I woke up: 8:30 again. Boo.
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