My weekly agenda is never the same. I never know what classes I’ll end up going to (i.e. yoga, Pure Barre, ryding, etc); my work days/hours vary and I run around that to keep up; Parents come into town and it’s time to do some rearranging.
The latter was the case this past weekend, and we had some fun activities planned! My running still happened, with a few changes: Friday morning (instead of Saturday), on an impulse decision Thursday night (instead of going with the stick-with-Saturday-plan), and at 7 a.m. without a real route in mind (save me, Garmin!).
On that note, one easy way to distract yourself for 12 miles is to continuously attempt simple math in your head, while running. Works every time!
I learned my lesson, and happily brought the Camelbak along for the ride. The first few miles were easy – hop on the trail and turn around eventually to head towards Wash Park. I spent the middle miles trying to figure out how far to go on the trail, how far away Wash Park would be from there, how far to run around Wash Park before I’d need to turn around and go towards Home.
Unfortunately, the Garmin doesn’t do these equations for me.
My wheels kept turning until I realized I was way off with one assumption and would in fact need to turn around one mile into the Park loop. Fortunately, I figured that out before I ended up running 14 miles instead.
12.10 miles, 1:44:40
I started slow, and easily kept the middle miles right where they like to be (8:30-40).
I ended on a fast note, instead of in a battle with hydration-deprived energy levels.
I got my run done, and was ready to spend a day with the Parents in Boulder.
Success! Staying right on schedule.
DC Countdown: 15 days!
How did you Sweat over the weekend?
I followed that up with 90 minutes of Ryding + Bootcamp yesterday (Rest Day in between) and am feeling many muscles that apparently do not get enough attention. I love that burn.