My Thursday began just like almost all other Thursday mornings this semester — with a run with my girl Elle.
Thank god for running buddies — I would not have gotten up on my own this morning, but we had a great run once we were out there. Combining socializing with exercise is the best.
It was a wet but warm morning — I was able to get away with shorts and a t-shirt! The forecast called for pouring rain so we were happy they were wrong and it was just wet, but not rainy.
I also wore my compression sleeve; I decided to just wear one today and be hipster.
Apparently tonight the cold weather will return — it’s been weirdly warm the past few days (almost up to 80 one of the days!) and nights, but tonight will get back down to 28 degrees. Yikes! Fall is back with a vengeance. At least the pretty leaves make it better.
- Mile 1: 9:36
- Mile 2: 9:49
- Mile 3: 9:16
- Mile 4: 8:52
- 0.35 nubbin pace: 8:46
Total time: 40:37. Total distance: 4.35. Average pace: 9:20. Not our fastest run, but it was super hilly and our legs were sore because class at Franklin Street Yoga last night was INSANELY hard — we were both literally dripping sweat during it! I just love that place — since it was the “Rock Your Asana” class, we had the usual fun music, and the instructor had us all dance at one point! So fun and un-pretentious.
I’m going to attempt one more long run this weekend (11 miles?), as long as my ankle/calf feel okay. This will be my last long run before the Vegas half marathon in… 2 weeks?! Wow, that crept up on me fast! Next weekend I’ll go back down to 7ish miles. This training hasn’t exactly been great (I skipped two long runs since I didn’t want to overstrain my ankle/calf, but I have been good about keeping up with my two during the week runs — one speedwork and one 4 to 5 miler), but I’m hoping the race will still be fine, if not my fastest. I’m not expecting to PR — I just want to have a good time.
I’m off to school — the rain has started but I’m glad it at least waited til we were done with our run! Have a good one. And stay tuned — tomorrow I’ll be back with my 10 favorite Thanksgiving recipes.