Twenty miler on Sunday, eight miles on Monday, steady state on Tuesday. I am not so sure that my legs like my new standing desk at the moment…but my back does!
Waking up this morning seemed impossible. The light rain coming down. The lack of light from outside. The lights flickering and the electricity going out. But none of that would stop me from getting this key workout in.
After my coffee, some cereal, and some Tailwind, I set off in the rain. I ran into more traffic than I would have liked for my warm up, but I made it to Duck Creek at a good pace. Barely…
Don’t you hate when the crosswalk sign is on at a busy intersection and the driver that has a red light doesn’t even slow down to look before turning right? Luckily, I already knew not to trust the crosswalk sign or any driver. Ever. The cross walk sign lit up, I looked left, and this lady, who had a red light, didn’t slow down while she looked to her left and turned right in front of me over the crosswalk. Anyway, look both ways people.
After a few strides, I was drenched and ready to go. I ran on the trail for a couple of miles, but had to turn onto Arapaho to avoid having to stop. This altered my plan. I ran back towards Beltline and turned onto the neighborhood streets. After several turns and a couple of laps, I managed to get in all 7 miles. All of that turning, avoiding the mud, and keeping the pace wiped me out, but it felt awesome to get it done! I walked for a few minutes before running my 3 mile cool down.
Tuesday Steady State (13 Miles total)
3 mile warm up @ 7:50/mile
7 miles @ 7:17/mile
3 mile cool down @ 8:18/mile
Here is the 7 mile steady state portion of my run!
Next long steady state run I will plan the full route ahead of time.
My afternoon run is going to be slow.
I am so hungry. The more I eat, the more food I want.
Loving the Tailwind.
The humidity hates my hair.
This hard training ROCKS, and I can’t wait until December!
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