17.0 miles/2:32:07/8:57 average pace
Riverfront path to Springwater Corridor
We ran directly from our house this time, rather than driving to a new cool trail. It was rainy and it was "only" 17 miles, so we were both ok with this. The first 6 miles were basically the same run along the river that I've been doing every week for my 12 miler so it wasn't too exciting. The next couple of miles before the turn around were partially through town (no separate path) and then we hooked up with the Springwater Trail. This is the one that goes like 15 more miles out toward Greshem and where we ran our 20 miler last weekend.
I was surprised how crappy I felt as we started- I had a serious case of dead leg syndrome. I know it's from my 10 miler the day before so I'm not too worried about it. My legs were tired and my whole body just felt heavy. Luckily Zach wasn't feeling too spunky himself so we just ran an easy pace and got through it. It was raining off and on, sometimes really hard, and it was windy too. It was just a blah run and we couldn't wait for it to be over! I decided early on I didn't even care about my pace, I just wanted to finish it. I was surprised but happy to come in just under 9:00, since I haven't had any long runs over that pace yet.
My legs feel ok, my shins are a little sore but nothing bad. Today we're going for a bike ride which should loosen up the legs. Here's a couple pictures from yesterday- it's hard to tell but it was raining hard in these.
total miles for the week: 47
Hope everyone had a nice weekend!