I'm back from the land of mountains. No relay race reports yet as I'm waiting for all the pics from my team (my camera managed to take 12 before being full...LAME!), so back to regularly scheduled (read: boring) blogging until then. :)
After a 2 day hiatus post-relay, it was great to hit the road today. It was even better to hit the road at 1,200 feet and to be able to breathe the entire run. :) I had 6 miles to do at a 9:40 easy pace. Oh bless the word EASY. Something my runs were NOT lately. Ha.
I plugged away at the 6 miles, and they flew by. After taking last week off from morning running, I was shocked to see how long it took for the sun to rise. I was 2-3 miles in to the run before I even saw it peek out. Pretty soon it's going to be dark my whole run. Still trying to contemplate what I do when we reach that point. By my estimates I have about 4 weeks to decide. Ugh.
I did the 6 miles in 57:02 for a pace of 9:31.
I did have some pain/tenderness/soreness on the outside of my quads, especially after running some slight uphills/downhills on the trail, but I suppose that is to be expected.
ALSO, I got back on the push up train last night, and did 3 x 15 of "real" push ups. I feel so strong after doing them, it's ridiculous. I'm going to be cut before long. ;)
Ok, back to catching up on your blogs/writing up the sweet report(s). I haven't been commenting very much since I have SO MANY to catch up on, but will get back to commenting as soon as I'm caught up. :)