Those last 2 mi were a struggle though. I seriously debated stopping & walking the rest of the way back but I knew Todd would be worried about where I was when I didn't show up when I said I would. I honestly don't know how I ran those last 2 mi and the sad thing is, this wasn't even a really long run! I could understand if I was on my last mi of a 20 miler but I was only 4 mi into a 10 miler! I hit the last 2 mi in 8:26 & 8:27 before seeing Todd & telling him I didn't think I could run 4 more mi with him but I was also disappointed because I didn't want to only run 6 mi.
I stopped running & walked around for a few minutes. I went up to Todd's apartment to drink some gatorade too because I didn't think the water would be enough. I changed shirts because mine was soaked with sweat. I felt a little bit better & told Todd I thought I could run another 4 mi with him and we decided to just do 1 mi loops so I could easily get back to his apartment if need be. I felt surprisingly refreshed after my 10 min break and felt good the first few mi. Todd began to feel the heat shortly into the run though but we both finished somewhat strong. We averaged 8:53 pace for the 4 mi we ran together so I averaged 8:26 pace for my 10 mi. Not bad for feeling worse than I have in years on a run.
After a cooling down & finally not sweating, I took a nice shower, put on my compression socks, and took a short nap.
I also want to give a huge congrats to one of my high school friends, Gina, from Walk to the Mailbox. She's trying to join the 50 states marathon club, yes, she's trying to run a marathon in every state & D.C.! She's well on her way there as she's in the double digits for states completed, but she finally qualified for Boston yesterday at the Deseret Morning News Marathon in Salt Lake City. This girl is a rock star & I'm super pumped to join her in Boston next April!