1) I had a date with a Tempo Run yesterday; I wasn’t sure it’d be a “let’s have another cup of coffee!” type of morning, but as usual, things went very well. The original plan was a 2-mile warm-up, but as usual, I got restless.
9:14, 7:44, 7:36, 7:24…
As the (now) 2-mile cool down started, a side stitch clearly wanted to be heard and would have no mercy on me. Nice. In a continued effort to strengthen my mental running (i.e. keep running in the moments I want to stop), I just kept going with deep breathes (and a few curses to the dairy-heavy breakfast I had chosen, ugh) and continued steps. 8:15, 8:55.
6 miles, 49:10, avg 8:11. Done.
2) This was followed up by a Sunrise run today – 6:00 a.m. is no longer the beginning of the day! The sun is still sleeping, while some of us are listening to Lady Gaga and running up hills. 4.5 miles, 40:05.
FREE Yoga. Just thought I’d throw that out there again 😉
Marathon Countdown: 10 days!