The end of Spring Break in Louisville felt like Michigan in January. I could not believe I was dressing in layers with hand warmers for my longest training run of 22 miles in April.
I ran with the group who varied between half and full marathoners running anything between 10-22 miles. The 22 miler required a double loop of the Seneca, Cherokee, Bear Grass Creek parks and trails. I consumed 3 GUs with water and both of my containers of PowerAde. I’ve learned that restoring electrolytes goes a long way for energy and recovery.
I had to run past the turn around to make sure I got in my mileage. There is an overpass along Spring Street just North of Locust Street that has pigs painted on it. I thought about the link between Louisville and Cincinnati and the pig butchering business. I was glad I was not smelling any hogs.
Based on how well I felt after the 22 miler, I decided to go ahead and register for the Flying Pig Marathon. My hotel has been booked for weeks. I can always cancel a room, but those race fees go down the drain in most cases if you don’t show.
I have one more day of hill repeat training and the rest is pretty easy compared to how far I have come since January. I am very grateful to the Norton Sports Health training program!
Lastly, Run the Bluegrass posted free download photos right after my RTB recap. Here is a shot of me after I crossed the finish line:
Well, that sums up everything for now. Spring Break was rejuvenating. I am back to being called “Ms. Smoot” from 140 Smootents. Good news came from the bank to schedule a closing on my house this Friday. Saturday is looking like a 12 miler and moving at the same dang time, but I got this!