I wanted to incorporate these shorter runs into one longer run today so I was just going to run a little extra. After looking at the forecast, I realized I better get out there early to avoid the heat of the day. Rachael wanted to run all of them, too, as she was complaining that she has only done 5 mile runs and wanted something more than that. The total mileage was 9 miles and I wanted at least 12 today, thus the "broken dozen": 12 miles broken into smaller chunks.
We went up to school a little early, we dropped off our stuff and did 2 miles. We got back to school and no one showed up for the 1-mile run so we went back out for another 2 miles. We had a taker for the 3 miler so we did that one, now we were at 7 miles. All that was left was the 5-mile run. Again no one was there for that one so Rachael and I took our stuff home, I had a gel because I felt I was out of "gas". Noelle wanted to ride her bike with me and Rachael thought she could finish off an Ethanol Loop now that she had a break. Boy those last couple miles bit the big one! but we did finish a full 12 miles.
That's a good feeling to get that one done. The heat started getting to me and I think I even stopped sweating the last couple miles, which is probably why it was tougher. We did the run/walk thing so our pace was really slow, especially at the end.
today's mileage: 12 miles running
weekly mileage: 12 miles running; 30 miles riding; .8125 mile swim
monthly mileage: 25 miles running; 65 miles riding
annual mileage: 271 miles running; 144 miles riding
TOTAL mileage: 425