So, I’ve been quiet lately. The good news is my running hasn’t been as quiet as my blog postings, but it has been close!
Saturday I had a 16 mile run scheduled. I didn’t do it. My legs have been constantly in a state of tired or sore since the half marathon (and most of the time before that if I am going to be honest here.) My long-run partner for Saturday developed a bad chest infection and couldn’t join me. We were going to be joined by another friend for the last 8 or so.
I decided to just do an easy 8 with a friend I hadn’t seen in a long time. That 8.72 was a blast! We talked about a bunch of things and just enjoyed the run. It turned out we were running at a snail’s pace (I had the volume off on my phone so we got no updates at all.) It didn’t matter, as it was simply a nice run. And Derek, who normally only runs 3 miles at a shot – did 8.72 with no issues!
NICE JOB DEREK! (I wonder if he actually reads this…)
I then did no running until yesterday. This did mean I skipped a 4 mile run on Tuesday, but I didn’t want to go. Last night’s run? Wow! It was one of the best runs I have had in AGES! My legs were as fresh as the produce my parents get in their CSA baskets! I just had a great time.
I didn’t have a specific route in mind, I just knew that I needed to do 9 miles, and didn’t want to do any loops that repeated. I didn’t do to badly as I came in at 9.66!
My pace was kind of all over the place.. That was partially due to hills, but mostly due to my body WANTING to run at an 8:30 pace, and I wanted to run at a 9:30 pace!
Still, I’m happy with how it went. It was nice to really enjoy a long run again.