Good morning and happy Sunday!
I haven’t talked about it much since I’ve been a liiiiittle bit distracted by wedding planning (6 days to go!!), but I’m running the Army 10 Miler the weekend after the wedding! I didn’t make a specific training plan this time around (I do have past 10 miler training plans on my running training plans page if you’re interested), because I knew I’d be really busy leading up to the race, but I’ve been sticking to about 3 runs per week, with one longer run on the weekends. Plus about 1 day of Crossfit, 1 day of yoga, 1 day of elliptical/weights or a bootcamp or Crossfit again, and 1 day of rest!
Yesterday, I ran 8 miles with my friend Sokphal!
It was a gorgeous morning for a run — a little warm but the air was crisp and the sun was shining so I couldn’t complain.
Oh hi, Lincoln and Washington Monuments!
We did a big loop that included running on the beautiful Mt. Vernon trail along the Potomac River. LOVE this trail on pretty weather days. You just can’t beat that view!
Even though it was a gorgeous morning for a run and I had good company to chat away with the whole time, this run still felt hard. My body was just feeling tired — not a shocker considering how busy I’ve been lately!
It didn’t help that we finished the run on 1 mile of straight uphill. UGH! But we did it. High fives all around — 8 miles, done! This will be my last longer run before the race because obviously next weekend I’ll be a little busy, you know, getting married. Although I’m totally thinking of getting some of the girls together for a casual 3 or 4 miler the morning of the wedding, just to have a little breather before the big day!
- Mile 1: 8:50
- Mile 2: 9:07
- Mile 3: 9:01
- Mile 4: 9:05
- Mile 5: 9:13
- Mile 6: 9:16
- Mile 7: 9:25
- Mile 8: 9:52 (hill of death)
Whew! 8 miles in 1:13:55 — average overall pace was 9:14.
Thanks for the run, Sokphal!
Matt and I spent the rest of yesterday having a cleaning throw down in our apartment. We literally spent 5 hours organizing/tidying up and cleaning — it was way past due and we were exhausted when we were finished but it was well worth it today to wake up to a nice clean (and organized) place. Thankfully my parents took us out to dinner last night because we would have been too wiped to make dinner!
As for today, I’ve had a lovely day so far — cashed in my free birthday class this morning at Down Dog Yoga in Georgetown (I still like Stroga way better, but I’m not one to pass up a free class!), and then came home to Matt making pancakes! Awesome Sunday morning. Now I’m off with my mom to my FINAL wedding dress fitting — eek! Hope it’s perfect.
Have a great day, everyone!