I'm happy to report that yesterday's mileage extravangza was not a puke-a-palooza like I anticipated it to be.
The morning 12 miles went by quick and were painless. I kept the pace fairly snail-like and while the weather was pretty humid, it was also overcast which made the run fairly comfortable.
By the afternoon, the weather was even better! The humidity had lessened and the temperature had fallen a couple of degrees. It was a good omen. One of the nice things about running with Speedy Anonymous Commenter is that I get a good tempo run in for the week. It works out perfect because it's about 1.5 miles for me to get to the meeting place and then we run 4 miles at a faster pace than I usually run and then I get a 1.5 mile cool down on my way home. I kept the pace a little more comfortable this week than last (at this point... his running dominance over me has been established. I'm still hoping to pull out some dominance of my own on the golf course, though). And the fact that I was actually able to conversate fairly coherently this week made for a much quicker run.
All in all I ended up with a 19 mile day. Not too shabby, eh?
As far as running goes this weekend... I'm going to try to get in 16-18 tomorrow morning and then a short recovery run at some point on Sunday. Outside of running, I'm hoping for a little drunkenness this weekend. No real plans yet to accomplish this drunkenness, but I'm sure I can come up with something. (If running has taught me anything it's that if there's a will, there's a way.)
Have a good weekend!
(BTW, no real reason for the Someecard graphic above... except that I love them and am always looking for a reason to send someone one. Oh, and because I obviously do enjoy getting drunk on patios).