Day #11– Friday, April 6th, 2012 (1.07 miles and Goose Island 312)

Sometimes, you just gotta maintain.

THE RUN — 1.07 miles in 10:05 (09:25/mile pace)

Get in, get out, go to work

With my half marathon the following day, on April 7th, all I wanted to do was get in a quick, early mile and go on with my day. Since my flight was scheduled to leave right after work and land in Nashville at 9pm, I knew that I would have to get my mile out of the way either before work or during my lunch break. Fridays can be otherworldly busy at the office at times, making it difficult to sneak away for a run, so I opted to go running before I went to work.

I laced up my shoes and hit the road at 6:10am, and in a word, my legs felt heavy. Morning runs are always a bit of a foreign feeling when you’re used to running in the afternoon/evening, but I just felt like shit. After laboring through my Wrigley loop, I hopped in the shower and wondered how in the hell I could run reasonably well in a half marathon the following day.

THE BEER — Goose Island 312 Urban Wheat Ale

Once again, my company came to the rescue with my Friday beer — not wanting to get too aggressive the day before a race, I was content with a tall Goose Island 312 from the company keg before my flight down to Nashville. I’ve written about this beer before, so there’s no need to rehash old thoughts, but I can say that it was very cold and delicious, and everything tastes better when it’s free.

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