One long run to go before my second half marathon, and I am getting pumped up for race day! I had my 11 mile run this past Saturday, and I can feel my long run endurance coming back up. It's still warm and humid out, which is not fun but I can feel myself getting stronger. Additionally, I've now lost all of my summer weight gain, and the lighter I am the fast I move. Fact. My nutrition has been excellent as well, and all of these factors contribute to a faster run time! My watch is giving me issues as it's not holding a charge, hence the use of my ap, Nike Running. I hate to admit it, but I pace myself better with this $1.99 ap than I do with a $200 fancy watch, cause that's how life works.
I'm really looking forward to cooler weather, as I'd like to sleep in until 6am on a Saturday. Running in the dark just isn't that fun. It can be kinda scary, and you run the risk of running into wild life, like I did this past Saturday. Stand off with a skunk of 5:45am is always fun. Turns out skunks are pretty brave little creatures. Thank goodness I did not spook this skunk, a tomato sauce bath is not the way I like to start my day. I had to stop and take a picture (got to have evidence to support my crazy ass stories), which actually turned out to be a video, but my freezer phone is slow as molasses so you get this screen shot. I'd share the video but I start cursing and that's always lady like.Hi Mom! There was also a naked man out causing trouble in one of the neighborhoods on my route. I couldn't script these dramatic runs better if I tried. Just one uneventful morning run, that's all I'm asking for. Oh and cooler weather and lower humidity you are asking for that too. Damn she's needy!
|Oh look, a wittle kitty cat!|
10 X 400 5k Pace
5 Mile Run (AM)
3 Mile Run