Run #1 - 8:09pm - 7.51 miles - 1:05:51 - avg pace 8:46
By the time I was heading up the street towards my house it was dark and I got to see the moon rise. This picture doesn't do it justice, it was a big and bright full moon.
Run #2 - 5:52am - 8.05 miles - 1:09:52 - avg pace 8:41 - rest between runs almost 9 hours
I had planned to leave a little bit closer to 5am but barely made it out of the house before 6. I was tired and did not feel like running. It was also a lot darker than I had anticipated it being. I'm not a fan of our days getting shorter already.
|I opted for my "glow in the dark" outfit|
Anyway, the run went alright. I stopped again to stretch on a bridge at my halfway point. As I was stretching, a transient man rode up on a bike and pulled over on the bench directly across from me.
"Good morning", he said.
"Can I tell you something?"the man says as he starts to unzip his backpack.
"Ummm, sure?" I respond, a bit tentatively.
"You look very lovely." He said.
"Oh. Well, thank you", while thinking "okay, that's my cue". All of a sudden I wasn't feeling the need to stretch anymore. "Have a great day!" as I run off over the bridge to do, unsurprisingly, my fastest two miles of the entire run.
One thing I love about running in the morning is watching the sun come up.
Run #3 - 10:36am - 3.11miles - 21:15 - avg pace 6:50 - rest between runs about 3 1/2 hours
Originally I had planned to do this run after lunch and give myself a little bit more rest between my earlier morning run, but I was anxious to take a real shower and get ready for the day. Also, my in-laws where expected to get into town around 11am, so when 10:30 rolled around I got tired of waiting and figured I could get in a quick 3 miles and a shower before they arrived.
This 3 mile run was in honor of Amanda @ Run to the Finish turning 30.
|I realized about 1/2 mile in that I forgot to wear my "race bib"... oops.|
I was happy to see that my legs held up just fine to some speed work after very little rest and best of all, again no knee pain!!! It gives me much needed confidence for my ability to succeed on my legs at Hood to Coast.