Mon 9th- Rest
Tue 10th- Hilly 3 Miler in the AM, 6 miles at the track in the PM
Wed 11th- 25 min Yoga for Runners
Thu 12th- 5.17 mi/4.35 in 38:26, 8:50 avg pace (beats my 5k PR). Pretty surprised and pleased with that!
Fri 13th- Poured. All. Day. Arm Work & Crunches.
Sat 14th- 3.86 mi hike with Dan & the pup. More Core work.
Sun 15th- 9.11 mi run, avg pace of 9:39
1. Molly feels she benefits from doing yoga with me.
2. I spent all of Saturday morning inside a high school 35 miles away taking a basic skills test for the state of California so I can be cleared to work in CA schools. Not until I sat down in a room full of high schoolers did I realize that I had been directed to a room administering the ACT (despite me showing my CBEST admission ticket to the people in the hallway). Maybe some day I will appreciate being mistaken for being 12 years younger, but not now.
Afterward, I treated myself to some Yogurtland on my way home. It was what I got hooked on in NJ, but the closest one is over 20 miles from where we live now. The competition (Golden Spoon and Menchie's) doesn't compare. Then I was able to get outside and enjoy the sunshine in the afternoon.
|Friday Rain = Creek has water!|
|Friday Rain = Snow at Higher Elevations (Look in the Distance)|
3. Long runs with the running group force me to push myself. Based on RLRF, I was doing my long runs around a 10:00 pace, but now I seem to be doing them more around 9:40 with the folks I run with on the weekends. I don't feel totally wiped out after either so I might as well keep it up. Maybe it was time for me to re-evaluate my training paces anyway.