Really great few days of running lately! Friday was fabulous with the weather and ran my fastest splits for 4-5-6 miles - yeah! Yesterday was a great rest day with heading to our family reunion - fun to see everyone! It was pretty hot and humid, but the food and company was great. Big family on my step-dad's side! We saw later, the movie Despicable Me. Cute, but a little predictable. Crashed last night!
9.37 miles, 2 hours and 6 minutes - 13:21 avg pace. Ran 2 minutes, walked 1 per Galloway method for long run.
Today's long run was run around my local neighborhood, so no new streets to explore. I was out the door by 6:30 and it was humid! 72 degrees. Not much air moving for a breeze. Tried out my new non-Camelback water carrier. Some extra bodyglide, cause it was gonna chafe for sure! Easy to set up and I was glad for it later! I felt a little like I was going for a trip on the moon, I was so geared up with my hydration pack, garmin and ipod! Nothing really to report other than I was happy to see the sun go under the clouds! The first 2 miles were probably the toughest with just getting into the swing of things, then just kept goin'!
The only thing is that I got a Gymboss - could not feel it vibrating to alert me to switch, so I put it into the inside of my armband. 4 miles in - died on me - SOAKED! It's working now, but it was a bummer to have to keep looking at my garmin to see if my interval was done yet. I got through a few intervals just thinking of potential solutions! I am gonna check their website too. I am sure it was USER ERROR on my part. I sweat...ALOT!
I had a great power nap after I iced my legs - I asked on dailymile why power naps are so awesome after long runs? I feel great now that I have eaten and napped. Guess I just have to use it as my excuse to nap - sorry just ran lots of miles, gotta snooze!
Tomorrow is recovery and I am going to do some serious quilting. Tuesday will be speedwork and strength. Gonna go search for a new lawn mower and some better running shorts on the internet now!