What a great day to run.
The wheat fields are turning green with all the sunshine we're getting, a celebration of the new season. Temperatures are getting warmer. These spring and summers make eastern Washington winters almost bearable for a Texan like me. (almost)
I took extra water today (but need to search for something that holds more and is comfortable for running) and slowed my pace to try to get a nice long run in. I'm trying not to train too much because I still have a few months before the Portland Marathon and I'm still learning to read my body. But I have been feeling very good these last few weeks so I thought I could push it a little bit.
Once I get out of Pullman and onto the dirt roads rolling through the wheat fields I feel like I can run forever. Then I got to mile 7.... and realized I still had to go back. Taxi! But it was worth it. I took it nice and slow and overall felt real good until about the last mile. Also, today equaled my longest run ever. 14 miles. And my body liked this 14 miles much more than the other time. I'll see how I feel tomorrow. Hopefully not too bad.
Enjoy the photos and keep running!