It's been a while since I've run home from work, but I'd like to do it more often. I had a meeting at church at 7pm which meant I'd have to leave work at 4pm. I dressed lightly, and it was a bit chilly. (Is that okay to say?) Apparently people who live in Arizona aren't allowed to say it was cold. Anyway, I knew I'd warm up soon enough.
I took it easy as I've learned to do on my long runs. As always, the last half of the run was tough. I know I'm going uphill, very slightly, but still. When I got to mile 11 I ran out of Gatorade. I was less than 4 miles away, but I had been sweating a lot, and I was thirsty. I called my wife to have her bring me some water. She was on her way to drop my son off at his youth activity, so after a while I called her back and told her I would get some water at Chick-fil-A. I filled up my water bottle trying to stay as far away from people as I could because I get pretty stinky after that much running. When I got a mile and a half away from home my wife called me to ask where I was. I could see her at the Circle K/day laborer intersection. She was bringing me water for which I was grateful because I had already almost finished all of mine.
Then she followed me home taking pictures.
This is where I cut through the golf course.
Time - 2:12:08 (avg. pace 9:07)
Splits - 8:26, 8:17, 8:41, 8:50, 8:59, 9:05, 9:07, 9:11, 9:13, 9:11, 9:10, 9:46, 9:35, 1.07 for 0.10. I stopped my Garmin here so I could see my time for a half marathon. 1:58:35. Then 9:26, and 4:06 for 0.40.
The horizontal vertical scale is over-exaggerated, but it definitely shows there is a 100 foot climb after mile 6. Hardly noticeable, but it's there.