Hopefully, I can make up my long run tomorrow; even though, I was looking forward to making Sunday an easy day. I did pick up a weighted belt that I can add up to 10 lbs of weight. I may take it with me tomorrow to see how my time is. I figure even the little weight the belt adds may help me with my endurance. Despite my gains in distance and speed in the short time that I've been running, I still have a hard time getting started. The first 2 miles of any run are always a killer for me. I just feel like I'm dragging. After the first 2 miles though, the endorphins kick in and I feel like I'm cruising as long as the course isn't too hilly.
Here's my dilemna: There is a 31 mile ultra-marathon here in Nashville in October. I really want to run it (even though it is the same day as my high school reunion), so I really need to get in my long run in on the weekend or I won't be ready come October. I already logged 28 miles for the week, but those were shorter speed runs in general. Between the 5/10k's that I have been running lately and the rain, it's getting harder and harder to squeeze in my long runs. So if I can get a break in the storms, I'm hitting the road tomorrow, rain or no rain. Just no lightening please. I don't want to give God a free shot because I can't find time to run during the week.