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!