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Thursday, August 19, 2010

8 mile Redo

I was able to run my 8 miles yesterday. I went back to sleep after my first attempt and it was hard to wake up again... but thanks to my children... I finally did at 7:30am.

Instead of running after dinner, I opted to fix dinner for the family and run while they ate. I started out around 5:45. It was still raining, but much lighter than it was in the morning. It still felt like bliss. I really do enjoy running in the rain.

Running by yourself gives you tons of control - and I like control. I was going to do an out and back, but then I decided to play around a little bit and see how creative I could be. I was running a good pace too.

Here are my splits:

8:59
9:03
9:06
9:16
9:38 (HUGE hill)
9:16
8:57
8:58

Looking at those splits makes me happy. I like that I am as fast at the last two as I was during the first two. Another thing I noticed was that I did not drink water. I am used to finishing most of my bottles, but since the temps were down and I felt good, I drank like 3 sips. I did make sure I hydrated well when I got home and ate a cold plate of spaghetti (the dinner I made before I left). It tasted divine!

I have another 8 miles on my schedule today. Hubs took the day off to spend with us at the county fair. Usually we are on vacation this week so we miss it. The kids are excited. Lyle goes on all of the rides with kids as most make me sick. I know I am excited about the funnel cakes... but the real question of the day is:

Do I run before the fair or after? It HAS been 12 hours since my last 8 miler... but will I be any good walking around the fair? I'll let you know what I decide... but what would you do?

8 comments:

Kelly said...

I would def. do it before...the fair is an awful lot of walking (and eating), and I think it would be nice to enjoy it knowing you are done with the run for the day.

Courtney @ I CAN DO THIS said...

I would do it before!
Your legs will be fresher than afterward, and you can use the walking to stretch out your muscles after you run.

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

I would totally do it before. Great job on the run. My run last night was awesome too. Must have been in the air ...

Kovas Palubinskas said...

Run at the fair, make it a fartlek session, sprinting between the rides/displays. Food booths are your nutrition.

teacherwoman said...

I would do it before. that way, when you are walking around the fair, you aren't allowing too much lactose build-up to occur! :)

ajh said...

I would run before for sure.

H Love said...

man you are getting getting speedy! way to go!

Mark said...

Love your dedication!! Nice splits!!