Weekend of running and biking
View from the run
I agreed to pace a 9:00 mile forcing myself to take it easy on my final long run. As someone who is notorious for going out too fast I was not sure how this would go, but it was great! The run started a little messy and groups were spread all over so I ran with just a small group, allowing me to meet some great runners. I am always amazed how you can carry on a 3 hour conversation with someone you just met while running. I managed to stay pretty close averaging 8:50 miles. I headed back for an extra 2.5 miles and was happy to see I had enough left to push the hills at a 8:15 pace! Best part, I felt great, best run in a few weeks.
Somehow I got home tired and ready to crash right along with O, but instead had this strong urge to run. Since I needed to make a quick trip to the store, this is exactly what I did. Another 4 Miles on my legs felt great, where has this energy and freshness been the past few weeks? I just hope it continues.
After this I am taking Monday (with it's 10 hour work day) easy. An easy upper body strength training workout and plenty of food. Bring on the taper!
How was your weekend?