So-- per some mis-calculation/mis-communication my 13 mile run turned into a little over 14 by the time we got back to the car. Oops! Hopefully it makes race day in a couple weeks feel easier... though I am expecting more hills than we ran!
I didn't feel that ready to run a long distance when we started but once I was in the groove I felt pretty good. My legs were feeling more tired by about 9 miles but I had more "push" up the last couple hills than I did a couple weeks ago just running 12... so I am hoping that's a good sign! We ran at a 10:15 pace which was leisurely enough to enjoy instead of pushing it. I'd say we'll be around that pace is all goes well on race day!
Pee-need was not horrible. However inner thighs were sore enough that turning over in bed last night was harder (who knew you used those muscles to toss and turn!)
Now onto jogging strollers...
I honestly try all I can NOT to have to run with the boy. He enjoys it but it's such a workout to run without swinging your arms and pushing a kid! That said-- I am still considering an upgrade to a double jogger for when I have to run with kids or for walks in the neighborhood or trips to the zoo when I like having the stroller with a canopy and storage. My kiddo's will be right around 2 years apart-- if that's a factor. Hubby is not excited about upgrading (maybe it's because the first jogger was over $300 and I use it about once a week...??)
The double version of the jogger I have now:
What has your experience been? Is a double side-by-side a practical next step? How well does it fold into your car (I plan to keep a car, not SUV or van)? Can you use a double for outings practically? I'd like to just buy one double stroller for both running and everyday trips where a stroller is needed. Anyone considered the doubles where one rides's behind? I'm not sure a kid that gets a bit older would like being in the back but I like the width better! Like this one:
As many thoughts as your want to provide are welcome!!