I decided to run my 8 miles before the county fair... and I am SOOO glad I did. It was a gorgeous sunny day... and HOT. I have sunburn to prove it. I would not have wanted to run after the fair.
It was a nice morning... with temps in the upper 60s when I started. As I was debating whether to run before or after the fair, I told my hubby, "It is just too nice to pass up." I never thought I would look at the weather that way.
I decided to run the same path as I ran Wednesday evening, just backwards. I did not really think about it... but it had more hills this way. The first one was right at mile 1. I was worried by split would look bad... so I pushed extra hard.
Here are my splits:
Mile 1: 8:30
Mile 2: 8:45 (huge hill)
Mile 3: 9:10 (still tired from hill)
Mile 4: 9:05
Mile 5: 9:06
Mile 6: 9:10 (snapping turtle)
Mile 7: 9:09
Mile 8: 9:23 (legs felt really tired)
I finished in 1:12:35 - faster than the night before. We had a nice day at the fair and did not even eat the deep fried oreos or funnel cakes. I did have ice cream though.
Tomorrow I have 17 miles on the schedule. Bob is away, so I have to run them all by myself. I am nervous... but if I can do 16 by myself, I can do 17, right?