The fall weather finally got here this weekend, so my runs were much happier than they have been lately. Humidity is a horrible thing, and I would not miss it one bit if it didn't come back next summer.
I should really just call the rest of these rest days - I always have the best intentions and then don't do anything.
Tuesday - 5 miles
I took to the treadmill for this run, partially because it was gross out and partially because I was going to be right by the gym anyway picking up an age group away from the half I ran last weekend. They gave awards to 5th place in each age group, and I placed 5th (it was a small race) of about 19.
|Race Photo Credit: Nin Lei|
My run was generally uneventful, which I will take over a lot of other types of runs. I played with the speed a bit and was happily not sore from the half.
5 miles @ 9:10 pace
Wednesday - 8 miles
I spent most of the day thinking I had a 10 miler to run, so I was pleasantly surprised to find that I "only" had an 8 on the schedule. My legs were definitely tired, and I took it easy.
|I was trying to get the cool clouds and the cow and ended up with neither.|
8.12 miles @ 10:34 pace
Thursday - 5 miles
I was ridiculously tired for some reason, so I took my rest day on Thursday.
Friday - Rest day
I was trying to get Thursday's run done, but it was humid and gross out and my legs were not having it. I could not get them to move any faster and I was having a terrible time. So, instead, I slowed down, cut the run a little short, and actually enjoyed the rest of my run.
It was also the first run in a while with my fancy light-up vest. That thing is so nice to have, it definitely helps drivers see me on the roads when the light starts fading.
4.15 miles @ 10:35 pace
Saturday - 4 miles
I made the drive down to meet up with the Rivertown Runners for some trail miles. I was taking it easy and some of my usual running buddies were trying to knock out a long run, so I ended up running with some different people, which was fun. My gps lost me for a bit (there are a lot of trees), so I disagree with the distance/pace, but it was a fun run!
6.78 miles @ 10:32
Sunday - 12 miles
This was my last double digit run on my training plan! Guess that means race day is sneaking up on me!
If I'm running on my own, I usually just head out the door and start running It seems silly to drive somewhere just to run by myself, but Tom told me I should check out the rail trails near us. I wish I had listened sooner!
The trails are beautiful and mostly flat, only a few (not busy) intersections to cross, and there are (clean!) porta-potties every few miles. Pretty fancy.
I felt good on this run! It could have been the combination of the cool fall weather that finally arrived and the flat trails, but whatever the reason, I will take it! It was nice to have a good run again. It has been a while since I really enjoyed a run.
12.02 miles @ 9:49 pace
Weekly Mileage - 36.07