I had the best run all year (well, the best after the AZ half) today! I did 15 miles in 2:11:10 and felt really great the whole time!
I don’t know why it was so speedy, but I’ll take it!
I ate my same pre-run breakfast – english muffin with PB&J and iced coffee.
I woke up to a very drizzly, gloomy day. I was not excited to get out and run in that weather so I took my time getting ready.
I double checked the weather report and it said the rain was supposed to stop at 8am. I thought that was weird because it was still so gray at 7:30am, but I was hopeful.
I often say that the stars have to align for me to have a good run. Well, today the skies parted and I guess the white fluffy clouds aligned!
The weather turned gorgeous and I sped along on my old favorite route. Ben used to live on a 5 mile loop that I loved to run. So, I drove there and ran it 3 times. I know that’s kinda weird, but there is a bike path nearby if I got bored – I just never did!
I tried to not look at my Garmin and just run with the flow. I really just listened to my body and since it felt good – I made sure to keep my pace up without checking my speed. I figured I’d find out at the end
I did have a quick bathroom break in the beginning. I don’t know what I did differently today, but I could not hold it!
And I chugged the last of my Gatorade around mile 12 – I could really feel that kick in and help me with the last 3 miles!
15 miles in 2 hours 11 minutes 10 seconds
Average Pace: 8:45 minute miles
I came home to a pancake breakfast! Ben cooked up some pancakes and left me a batch. Great long run and pancakes?!?! Love it.
I’m not sure what is on the agenda for the day. I think Matt is getting restless so we better get out of the house!
See ya later!