This morning, I did what I often get mad at my team for doing – I did a run much longer than what I’ve been doing. You’re supposed to up your mileage gradually. 1 of my assistant coaches and I always laugh at how we do things in our own running that we would kill the team if they did. Yet I will say, I also know my body and how I respond to things and know what I can handle and what would be flat stupid (a little stupid, like this morning, is ok!).
I ran with my old Saturday morning running group. I hadn’t run with them in a year and it was so fun to see old faces and catch up! I love the variety of this group. Our lives rarely cross paths outside of these runs. The camaraderie is superb. We talk about food, books, our kids, tv shows, etc. I love it.
Today’s route was a flat 11.9 miles. It was so great to be off the hills! We averaged an 8:17/mile pace. I’m quite happy with that. My best for this route is a 7:47/mile pace. My legs hurt already. Yet I love that feeling – sore but not pain.
My total for this week was 24.75 miles. I want to average 25-30 miles/week, which should be easy once my team comes back on Thursday. I am looking forward to having built in running times with them each day. I’ve been up in the 5am hour 5 times this week (4 to run, once for Cora). I am exhausted and completely plan to nap when the girls do this afternoon. For now, it’s coffee :)