1/28/08

Great Long Run

Yesterday in the RAIN, I went out for a nice long run. Not knowing just how long, I decided to drive to the entrance gate to White Tanks Regional Park, From there I ran 4 miles of HILLS to the competitive track (where the Cactus Cha Cha is ran). I then ran for 5 miles on the muddy/wet/HILLY track. There were some crazy people that had gone on the track before me on mountain bikes, so I had some idea of where the deep mud was, and tried to avoid it. After I got through the competitive track, I ran back to the entrance and continued past my truck and ran down the road for another almost half mile and returned to my truck. Overall distance 13.75 miles. The longest that I have ever ran. The best part is that the only reason I stopped is that I had to get home to the family. I had already ran for an hour longer than I told them I would be out there.
The desert was beautiful and green. The ground had short green wild grass all over, all the plants were also green, which is rare to see. It is still too early to see any desert flowers blooming.
My intention was to get a hill workout, since there are few hills around my house and with the Ragnar Relay coming up in a month, I wanted to get some hills. This was also my first time running in the rain, and to do it for three hours was fun. I was soaked to the bone, and NO I did not need nipple guards. However the strangest thing happened to me when I was finishing the run about 1/2 mile from completion, I looked down at my legs and from my shorts to my shoes was covered in white foam. I started to rub my legs and it looks like the detergent did not get rinsed out of my clothes well enough, I just thought how long has this been on my legs?

11 comments:

Marcy said...

ROFLMAO about the detergent! Nothing like cleaning them while you run :P

Killer job on that 13+!!

Tim Wilson said...

Great job on the good long run!

Chad in the Arizona Desert said...

LOL, are you kidding? White foam? At least it wasn't running out of your mouth. That's when you know you have run too far.

Bob Gentile said...

U know I think I had the same thing once... over the summer I was running and looked down and had white foam close to my knees from my running tights I guess....ooops forgot to rinse them out also --lol

Good Job in ur run & self - cleaning --haha

J~mom said...

I can't believe you went out in that weather..you rock!!!

Non-Runner Nancy said...

You are hardcore when your clothes are foaming up. :D Great work out there. Run a couple miles for me, would ya? I'm outta the game right now. Hope to be back soon.

Pat said...

sounds like a great run. glad you enjoyed it.

Jess said...

Good job!

Tiggs said...

LOL at the foam!!

Nice run!

David said...

Man, that must have been a funny sight! Good run, bro! And you came home cleaner than you left.

Mary Gee said...

Great job on the run.