We walked over to the Sunday farmer’s market that is very close to our apartment (last one of the year) and there was a rather poor showing. Which is surprising, because it was another beautiful fall day – upper 50s and sunny, no chance of rain. Got some broccoli and a tomato, and that was about it. We were ready to pick up some pies or other baked goods from a nearby orchard if they had showed... oh well.
As per the training plan that will be guiding my running for the next month, I went for a 6 mile long/easy run today. Supposed to be at a 12:47 pace. sooo sloooow.
My handy dandy Garmin gives me my average pace per mile. I ran faster for the first and last miles (road/neighborhood) and slower in the middle (through the park) because I stopped often to take pictures!
- Mile 1: 10:34
- Mile 2: 11:31
- Mile 3: 11:04
- Mile 4: 11:46
- Mile 5: 12:02
- Mile 6: 10:31
- .08 nubbin (cool down) : 16:20
You can compare these 2 trees above with what they looked like (below) on the 13th:
Ok, back to pictures I took today...
Then I put my camera away as I left the park and finished my run.
Sunny and mid to upper 50s was the perfect weather for running, and I think definitely contributed to me running faster (for me) in the first and last miles. I have to remind myself what is appropriate running clothing for cooler weather. The wind made it feel cooler than it was, and I was ready to put on crops and/or a long sleeve shirt... but I went with my pink short sleeve Nike dri-fit shirt from last year's Turkey Trot and shorts, which was a good choice.