Sundays are long run day which means getting up early before the sun comes up to meet with some fellow runners. Running in a group just seems to make the time and miles past by faster... plus, it gives a little added push.
It was PERFECT weather! IT has been so very hot and humid lately that the 66 degree weather with a light breeze was much welcomed!!!!
So, I met up with a group of runners who are in deed much better runners than me...... but, maybe...just maybe, it will make me better and get me to my goal of signing up for a FULL marathon! Today's run break down:
Total distance 9.5 miles at average pace 9:59
Mile 1 10:12
Mile 3 10:01
Mile 4 10:05
Mile 5 10:39
Mile 6 10:48 (remember that parking garage from last Sunday? The one with the step inclines all the way to the top....well, we did it again today! Hence, the slower pace!!!!!)
Mile 7 8:47 (Not sure why the pace increase, maybe perhaps half of mile 7 was coming down the parking garage? I will have to pay better attention to what mile I am at when I hit the garage)
Mile 8 10:03
Mile 9 9:30
Finished up at 9.5 miles at 10:00 pace.
It was actually a pretty decent run. I normally split from the main group at around mile 6 and do my own thing going back. I usually slow my pace and coast back. Today, a couple of the runners split with me due to time constraints that they had to be somewhere else.... I think this motivated me A LOT not to slow like I normally would. It gave me a push to keep pace a bit more consistent with the first part of the run. I am hoping one day to at least be able to hang with the group a bit longer than the 6 miles, but I need to work a bit more before I get there! It was a good run! Good start of the day!
NOW, let's talk food! Zaxby's has a really great salad! Well, almost great.... I always get the grilled house salad, no fried onions, and ranch dressing. Then, before I eat, I add avocado...... I really think Zaxbys should add this... maybe I need to put in the suggestion to corporate! LOL! Addition of avocado to the Zaxbys house grilled salad and it would be the PERFECT creation!!!! YUM!!!! Doesn't it look enticing?!?
Well, time to get laundry finished.... don't be too jealous... and get ready for the upcoming week! Hope everyone had a great weekend!!!!
Long run day today?
Is there a favorite food that you get locally that if it had minor adjustments would be perfect?!?! Really, why doesn't zaxby's put avocado on salads?