I’ll go swimming this afternoon and see if that relaxes my legs.
The course was 2.8 km out and back, followed by 1.35 km out and back on the same route times three and 0.65 km and back at the end. I had planned for a little further but needed to get home and wake up my son for school.
Although I started ten minutes later than I wanted, I am pleased with my planning. I got up at 4:20 AM and walked around the apartment and got dressed: Vaseline various places where clothes rub and bandages on my ankles for the same reason, standard running clothes and two extra bandannas packed with my Gatorade so I could replace them as they filled with sweat. I also packed an extra shirt but chose not to make that exchange during the run. I needed to walk around the apartment before the run to loosen up. As a middle-aged runner, it takes a while before I can walk comfortably in the morning.
I am not sure how the GPS device in my phone works. The course was 2.8, 1.35 or .65 km in one direction, followed by a 180-degree turn. I feel I ran 15km and Mapmywalk recorded 15.89km so maybe at each turn, it pretends I made it to the edge of the error bar, giving me twenty-ish metres extra on each leg. That doesn’t quite add up. It also shows a thirty metre change in altitude while the course varied by perhaps five metres.
Anyway, I am proud of the run and will definitely attempt a half marathon in the Fall, when it is cooler.