8 miles in 58:33 – still fighting stomach bug but had a surprising amount of endurance tonight

I really didn’t know what to expect on the run tonight. I’m still fighting off the last of a stomach bug and I was falling asleep on the couch after supper. Then when I took the kids to the park I could not run very well playing tag with them….man those little buggers are fast!

So I was pretty concerned that I wasn’t going to be able to do much at all but in the end it was a very good run on the treadmill. Not running was not an option though so after I got the noise machines to bed I hopped on the treadmill just hoping it wasn’t going to be a long, slow slog to get my scheduled 8 miles in.

But it was good! I started with 2 minutes at 7.5 mph, 2 minutes at 8, 2 at 8.5 and then 2 min at 9 mph. I would then repeat the cycle. I stopped and did a 1 minute walk for a breather and some water at the 40 minute mark before pushing on.

The run felt very good – no issues with my knee – whoohoo!

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