Saturday- return of the ginormous font!!!
Today I ran 10 miles and then took a spin class and rode almost 20 miles. The run went well. The day started out chilly, so that always makes it interesting to dress correctly. I took off my windbreaker in fear of overheating and I think I made the right decision. I ended u[ wearing capris, and a short sleeve tee-shirt. I was cold at first, but warmed up enough within the first 15 minutes or so. My hands were frozen solid as usual, but that’s normal. I felt a bit dehydrated I think towards the end and slowed my pace down when all I really wanted to do was speed up and get something to drink.
The abbreviated play by-play. I literally just downloaded my stats and they are better than I thought. ha. I was not feeling the run today, but I had good company so that ALWAYS makes for a more enjoyable crappy run. I also practiced my new running style. I practiced my cadence, foot striking and relaxing my arms.
Mile 1 and 2 ( 9:34 and 9:31) Just getting into the swing of things.
Miles 3 and 4 (9:17 and 9:10) I felt pretty good so far. Just thirsty! Fuel was about mile 3.
Miles 5 and 6 (9:16 and 9:01). At about mile 6 I kept looking at my Garmin and wondering why it was going so slowly! ( water and Gatorade)
Mile 7 and 8 ( 9:25 and 9:31) This whole time I thought my miles were consistent at 9:30 pace.
Miles 9 and 10 ( 9:13 and 9:30). Done! And happy about it!
9:20 was my average pace. I will take it! 🙂
I foam rolled before I left my house this morning too. I did not go as long as I had hopped, but I love to procrastinate. It was still quite tender from all the rolling I did yesterday. I plan on doing it more before bed. I keep telling myself it will get better and not hurt so dang much!
After Spin I headed to the YMCA to take Andi’s 1 hour Power Spin class. I took it as a total recovery ride for sure. Man, my legs were tired. It was a long week of classes and training and my own stuff. It was a fun class, great music and I had nothing else to do! I went home, ate some soup and took a 2 hour nap!! Two hours!! That probably had something to do with me getting to bed around 1 am and getting up at 6 though…..ha.
My family has been gone since Wednesday! I don’t announce that stuff because there are weirdos out there. They will be home soon. AndI have
a ferocious guard dog that will
lick bite your face if you try to break in! They have been gone since Wednesday late afternoon. We have a cabin that has been in Matt’s family for a while. It’s Miles first year going. He was so excited! I have talked to them on the phone every night too. It’s so funny to hear Miles’ voice on the phone! I will admit that I had a hard time with him leaving me for 4 nights! That is the longest since he was born. Of course I miss Amara as well, but she is almost 7 and has been going on this trip since she was 3 too. I missed her a lot years ago! 😉
It will be nice to have them home. I got bored fast, let me tell you! I have sandwiches to make and butts to wipe( well, just 1)! It was nice to sleep in. Even though it was hard to stay asleep past 8 am. Ugh!
On tap for Sunday: ????