Like I say every week... so thankful I made Mondays rest days! Probably the best decision I could have ever made. Ever.
Tuesday - 45 min tempo
3.51 miles / 37:02 / 10:33 pace
Not quite tempo, but I cut myself a little slack with needing a recovery or shake-out run. I cut up through the neighborhood across the road from my complex - it's the road that we walk through to get to the dog park, and is a beautiful tree-lined neighborhood with some good rolling hills (enough for a good workout). It was weird running it the other direction by the time I decided which route I was taking (I usually cut west on it as I'm coming back from around the block, not east!), but turned out to be decent. Walked more than I intended, but again... recovery run was needed. Two weeks ago, my first real run wasn't until Thursday after the half, so I'm a lot happier with this turnaround overall!
6.12 miles / 1:00:36 / 9:54 pace
On Tuesday night, I had the sudden realization (and I say 'sudden' because I was lying on the couch, shut off the TV and was about to go to bed) that my students had their event that night, so I couldn't run my scheduled 6 miles at 8 pm - no way. See how it turned out:
Thursday - 3 miles
1.79 miles / 19:48 / 11:03 pace
Ran out of time in the day, so I ran/walked Molly to the dog park - and then there were so many people there, we ended up staying later than planned so we got a ride home. I hate how early it gets dark, and am dreading the days where it's dark at 5 pm when I walk out of work. Boo and womp. Ah well, we got out there and got some good time in with the pup. Always a win.
Friday - Rest
Rested super happily! Friday was Fall Break for UGA students (and students all over the county) so the campus was dead and town was dead and it was just... dead. I headed out a little bit early and spent way too much
|Fall is finally in Athens!|
5.51 miles / 56:08 / 10:11 pace
Truth be told, it was a struggle getting out of bed this morning. I don't know what it was, but something was just not sitting right and I was dreading this run more than anything -- while the week was great, now I'm dreading long runs? This will be an interesting 13 weeks! Happy I got a good amount of miles in, but not super happy with the performance overall. There will be another long run -- or lots more long runs!
Saturday Molly and I also got to hang out with this cutie pie, Ryder. He's a foster dog through Athens Area Humane Society and is such a lover. Molly did surprisingly well with him (granted, he's incredibly passive), but she had a good time! Such a sweet pup.
10.01 miles / 39:58 / 15.0 mph
I haven't done a legit cross-train session in awhile, so I was super excited to get back and do this - ran a few errands and then popped into the gym like it was nothing (wish I could get on auto-pilot for long runs!) and busted out those 10 miles. It's really exciting to see how you've made progress, and how much stronger you are, not only with running and races, but seeing your cycling improve too. That made for a happy Sunday. Afterward, laid up on the couch (yup), worked on the wedding present (revealed next week), and took the pups out to the park again before Ryder got picked up.
This is it -- second to last week before Wine and Dine, my cousin's wedding is this weekend in Austin (!), and November is upon us! Insanity! I'm super excited to go running at Town Lake in Austin on Friday with my uncle -- I didn't run their enough when I lived there, but so excited to get in a visit! Happy weeks ahead!
How was your weekend? Did you race?