Yesterday evening I had a running date with my grad school buddy Lauren!
Apparently we both got the blue tank top memo. (Jenny, thank you for my new Under Armour tank top! I loved it — especially the racer back cut. Super comfy!)
I was actually supposed to run with a blogger buddy (which is why I was running in the evening — you guys know I’m normally an early morning runner!), but we ended up postponing. Luckily, Lauren wanted to run! Perfect timing. We haven’t run together in awhile and I missed her! Running is always my favorite way to catch up with friends. 🙂
She came over to my place around 5 p.m. and we had a great speedy and chatty run through my VERY hilly neighborhood. I was super impressed with our pace given all the hills!
- Mile 1: 8:14
- Mile 2: 8:13
- Mile 3: 8:35
- Mile 4: 8:53
Total time: 33:57. Average pace: 8:28. Woohoo! The last two miles were especially massively hilly. I was excited we stayed under 9 min/miles!
So as you guys know, I’ll be running the Tobacco Road Half Marathon this weekend (on Sunday). It will be my 4th half marathon. Here’s the game plan for exercise this week:
- Monday: Tennis (check!)
- Tuesday: 4 mile run (check!)
- Wednesday: 1.5 hour power yoga at Franklin Street Yoga
- Thursday: 4 mile run (early a.m.)
- Friday: Low key elliptical (~30 mins) and arm strength
- Saturday: Chill and rest up! Maybe some easy walks.
- Sunday: Tobacco Road Half Marathon!
I wish the race were on Saturday — I’m not a big fan of Sunday races because then you spend all weekend kind of waiting for it/resting up (and you guys know how active I like to be on weekends). But, it’s all good. I’m excited! My last race was the Las Vegas Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon in December, but I ran that for fun vs. time, so I’m excited to try to bust it out speed-wise on Sunday. We’ll see! I’ll talk more about goals later this week.
As for now — check out my previous half marathon race recaps! It seems like just yesterday I was gearing up for my first — I can’t believe this weekend’s will be my 4th!