OK, so today was long run day.... I am still being conservative on my mileage. Each week I say I will increase mileage, and it seems that I do the same distance. I ran 6 miles on Sundays for about 4 weeks, then last week finally increased to 7 miles. Well, I contemplated increasing to 8 this week, but then after thinking about it.... and.... without running for 5 days straight due to head cold and son getting tooth pulled, and then running 5K yesterday, I though 7 miles sounded good for today. There is always next weekend to up the mileage. Ever since my foot tendon injury a few months back, I am being super conservative! MAN! 4 weeks without running put me in a depression!!! IRRITABLE?!?! I was beyond irritable!!!! LOL!!!! I know runners get what I am saying!!!!!
Anyway, back to today..... I decided to meet with some local runners this morning. I have actually been tagging along for the last several weeks. And when I say tagging along, that is exactly what I mean. See, these are the "fast runners"... in my eyes, the elite of the local area! I am too chicken to run in the dark by myself and tagging along with them, allows me to follow until the sun comes up, and I can break away and do my own thing. I usually hang for about 4 miles and then finish the last half of the run solo. Today, however, I didn't have to hang solo.... I met a really cool girl who decided to break away and run with me even with slowing pace a bit. :)
So, break down of run is as follows:
7.02 miles at an average of 10:02 pace:
Mile 1 10:12 Mile 5 10:46
Mile 2 9:47 Mile 6 10:32
Mile 3 9:39 Mile 7 9:54
Mile 4 9:27
Not too shabby, I was pleased..... hopefully, this week, I can stay on track with scheduled work outs. We shall see!
Seriously, this hot and humid weather is a beast!!!!! It is fierce and I am SOOOOOoooooooo tired of battling it with every run!!!!! I am beyond ready for cooler weather!!!!!!! Seriously, at 6 am and already 73 degrees?!?! IT is just too HOT! South Georgia weather is not fun in summer! I just hope all this hot and humid weather has benefited me and my running some how and that I will see great improvement in pace with cooler weather.... one can at least hope!
Well, that is about it.... Sunday was uneventful other than the run..... I mean, oh yes, there was the fun of doing laundry and getting ready for the upcoming week.....LOL
Until Later! ....
Long run today? Rest day?
Any cool races coming up? I still battle that issue of signing up for a marathon....