wow 27km that´s an awesome training distance! this couple rocks!
After the exhausting run Saturday, I knew that Sunday was a great chance to practice running on tired legs. This is an essential part of ultramarathon training. Some ultra runners do +60km long runs, some people do shorter distances late at night when they're tired. Me, I like to do back to back long runs. They are extremely hard mentally and physically they take a toll, but it's worth it on race day.
I was pleasently surprised to find that nothing was hurting or sore after the Saturday run, so I set out to run 29km with a group of friends. The weather was beautiful and the pathways were clear of the ice that had caused Wendy and I such headaches yesterday. We kept an even pace throughout the run, although we did slow down toward the end when a bunch of our group decided to stop at 25km. Overall, it was a much faster run than Saturday. I had to repeatedly tell myself to keep pushing, that fatigue isn't a good enough reason to slow down or stop running. I held on until then end of our 29km route, then ran home for an even 30km total distance.
I'm pretty happy with how the weekend went for me. Tomorrow at the gym I might be a bit tired, but I'll go anyways and make the best of it.