My leg didn't feel good from the start but it wasn't that bad either. I was hoping that it would get better as I warmed up, but no such luck. It only got worse. I took one of the shortcuts and it ended up only being a 3.6 mile run. Fail. Insert sad face, like this.
After I showered we went out, got coffee and did some shopping. Paul made mushroom risotto for dinner. It was wonderful, as usual. Sorry, I don't have the recipe, risotto is his thing.
Since we're talking about long runs, I thought I'd mention some of the things I have to have for my longer runs. I get blisters like crazy and the best socks ever are the Injinji Toe Socks. I've tried lots of socks and these help me the most. They feel a little funny at first but once you put your shoes on you don't notice them. Speaking of shoes, I'm madly in love with my Brooks PureFlows. I have 2 pair and they are both totally worn out. I can't wait to get my feet into the PureFlow 2 that just came out. I also take my Nathan Fuel Belt on my longer runs. For a 10 miler, I just take water. I find that I don't need any gels or sports drinks for that distance.
What are your long run must haves?