Remember that nice, cool, fall-esque weather I was talking about earlier this week? Well, apparently summer is now back. And so are super sweaty runs.
(Pre-run — hence the lack of sweat and squinty tired eyes)
Bright and early yesterday morning I met up with my grad school buddy Elle for a run. I couldn’t believe that when I woke up at 6 a.m., it was still dark outside! Bah. Maybe I’m not ready for this whole fall thing yet after all! At least by the time we met up it was nice and bright outside :)
Elle and I did one of our standard routes around Chapel Hill that includes a killer mile long hill in the middle of the run. But what goes up… must come down. The run ends with a nice long downhill that almost makes up for the crazy scary hill earlier on.
- Mile 1: 9:17
- Mile 2: 9:52 (hill of death)
- Mile 3: 9:32 (finishing out hill of death)
- Mile 4: 8:51
- Last 0.3 mile pace: 8:41 (downhill rocks)
Total mileage: 4.30. Total time: about 38 minutes? (I forgot to reset my watch from last time so it said we ran for 1 hour, 20 minutes. Um… not so much)
Morning run success!
Getting up early sucks, but I always remind myself that I’ll be so happy once I’m out there and moving. I love starting my day with some “me time” in the form of exercise to decompress and prepare for the busy day ahead. Plus, getting to say that by 7:30 a.m. my workout for the day is already complete? Totally worth it. Thanks for the great run, Elle! It always makes it SO much easier to run in the morning when I know I have someone to meet :)
I’m off to class — happy Friday!
Are you a morning or evening exerciser? I prefer morning for pretty much everything except yoga. Yoga is such a nice way to end the day!