Monday, May 17th 2010: I still felt sick from last weekend's marathon debacle. (I need to use the word "debacle" more often. That's a funny word.) All I wanted to do was lay in bed.
Tuesday, May 18th 2010: See above.
Wednesday, May 19th 2010: 4 miles @ 9:23 per mile pace. I happened to run with my friend Darrel for the first mile. He's speedy so I ran the first mile in 8:27. I told him about the "colorful" people we met in the hot tub after the marathon on Saturday. You'll have to ask me about that one because it's not exactly appropriate to put on the website.
Thursday, May 20th 2010: 3 miles @ 9:12 per mile pace. Holy Moses, it is hard to drag my carcass of a body out of bed to run early in the morning. Once I got going though, I felt pretty good and was able to go a little faster.
Friday, May 21st 2010: Rest. Since getting my appetite back, my sweet tooth has returned with a vengeance. And my self-control has been lacking.
Saturday, May 22nd 2010: 12 miles. I ran the first 5 miles with Mel @ 11:46 per mile pace, then another 7 miles myself @ 10:18 per mile pace.
Mel and I went to the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve and I took her on a few trails that she hadn't been on before. There were quite a few hills, and I think our pace was a little slower because she had to stop around 79 times to get rocks out of her shoes. But we had fun together and will definitely go back.
Then I ran another 7 miles on the road. I was surprised how good I was feeling, and was able to keep a fairly steady pace despite getting a bit worn out. When I got back home I cooked my favorite post-long-run meal: A Totino's Pizza. Not exactly the epitome of health, but it was a delicious reward for a long run.