After that, he drove me to The RUSH, where I proceeded to do 25 pull ups, 60 push ups, worked on my obliques, and then cycled for 30 minutes. After stretching out at the gym, I ran 1.79 miles back to my apartment, in 13:14, an average of 7:23. As this was only a cool down run, I didn't push myself too much, but without pushing myself too much and running at this rate, I could tell that I was in decent shape, almost ready to run the 50 miles in Atlanta.
Each of these runs had different meanings, and each run was worthwhile. Altogether, I was able to run 8.49 miles, which adds up especially in the long run. Although my 5k is coming up soon, it's the 50 miler that I'm really worried about. Running like this will definitely help my 50 mile time. Running to the gym to exercise is probably one of the greatest ideas I've ever had, because my run had two purposes, to exercise, as well as get to the gym. With each run comes a different reason, and although the reason may be different, the result is the overall mileage I have already done with my body.
Every Run Counts.