I would have thought the 12 mile run would be harder. It was a great run, I felt good and I am so glad I did it, of course. I took a day off. Next day, I thought a 5 mile loop to the park and back with my 4-year-old would be an awesome way to knock out a run and a play date. Well, 20 mile an hour winds pushing an old (like 9-year-old) stroller was not an easy task. I would look at my Garmin and see that I was running almost as slow as I can walk fast. I was pushing and getting blown all over the place. I am sure the drivers in the cars whooshing by me were cracking up. I wanted to turn off my watch so that I couldn’t see how bad my pace was, but part of me really wanted to see how fast (slow) I was moving. It was not easy. It kills me to see that pace on my computer as I check it every day to see my progress as I train for the half in May. I do think, however, this is very good for my training. I can just think about how easy my next run will be without child, without wind. I bet I will run at a faster pace this week because of that!
So, if ever asked this question of “Would You Rather,” I will most definitely answer 12.