Well, I have just a few minutes before I have to head out of town with Reese and Max for hockey but I thought I'd update my last 2 days quickly before I leave.
Yesterday (Thursday) I headed outside (Woohoo!) for 10 miles. I wore my Garmin but I put it under my sleeve because I wanted to just run and then look at it afterwards. I've run this route a million times and without looking at the Garmin once, I finished at exactly 10.02 miles. I was going to run what I thought was pretty evenly and see how my pace ended up. Apparently, all this treadmill running has made my pace quite sporadic. These are my splits:
Mile 1- 8:21
I thought I was running about the same pace all the way through-I guess not! Anyways, 10 miles outside done and it felt great!
Today- I headed out once again for my long run of the week. 21 degrees with a 13mph SW wind. I decided to do an out and back running into the wind to start. I would much rather deal with the wind in the first half. I finished in 2:02:34 which is about an 8:10 pace. My lungs felt great but my legs really started to tighten up after about 12 miles. My hamstring was bugging me and it felt more like I was on mile 24 than mile 15 when I finished. I NEED to do all the rest of my longer runs outside and not on the treadmill!
Weight training was in the garbage this week as I didn't do ANY! I vow next week will be better!
On a side note- I cried this morning when I sent Ryan off with Joe to her tournament. I really hate missing any of my kids' activities. She plays her first game at 8:30 tonight and I'm sure it'll be a constant texting fest back and forth between Joe and I.
I know several people are running this weekend and I wish you all the best. I always love Monday lunch breaks when I can catch up on race news! Have a great weekend everyone!