Friends, I have good news: I think my running mojo is coming back!
I had a fantastic early a.m. run this morning on my beloved C&O Canal with my dad and friends. The weather has been so nice here lately — a bit cooler and less humid! That definitely helps with the running So does having fast people to run with! My dad pretty much took off like a bullet right away (he’s working on his speed lately and back down to sub 7-minute miles — insane!); I stayed back with one of the other guys and still managed to pick up my pace, too.
I did 5.21 miles in 44:52, for an average pace of 8:37. Woohoo! I started off the run feeling a bit sluggish but quickly got into a groove, as you can tell by the increasing speed each mile!
- Mile 1: 8:55
- Mile 2: 8:51
- Mile 3: 8:35
- Mile 4: 8:41
- Mile 5: 8:19
- 0.21 nubbin: 7:20 pace (!)
We were really booking it by the end — it felt great to stretch out my legs and go as fast as I could. It helped that the C&O Canal is super flat, too Look how overgrown it gets in summer!
Gotta love the thick green slime on top of the water, too, haha. It didn’t smell so great
Check out the cool new pull up and dip workout bar thingy that my dad bought recently to keep in the basement!
No gym required! I had fun playing around with it when we got home from our run
I hope you’re having a wonderful day!
Have you had any great runs or workouts lately? Feel free to brag!
p.s. Totally just created a “perch” at my parent’s place, hehe. I just put a box on top of a table and put my laptop on that. Perfect!