This morning was our 5k run for Girls On the Run. One of my running buddies was injured and couldn’t run, but she and her mom came to cheer with signs they made. I got to run with my other running buddy, who was adorable, and we had a lot of fun. So much that she wanted to do a bonus loop after we completed the goal of 3 loops.
There was a fire pit to keep us warm, but luckily it got into the low 50s by the time we finished.
Right after, I drove to my usual park for a 13.5 mile long run. My legs felt kind of dead, maybe a little from the cross country course we did for GOTR, but I still did ok. I didn’t look at my watch until I finished, and my pace wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be considering my heavy legs, about a 9:12 pace which was comfortable aerobic-wise. Last week I did a couple great speed workouts, so I’m pushing pace less on my long runs than in previous training cycles.
Next up is a shower followed by a dinner of goat cheese, basil & dried apricot stuffed chicken with roasted squash and green beans plus a couple episodes of Orphan Black with my husband and a friend. Oh, and chocolate brownies and apple pie. What good is running if you can’t eat dessert?