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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Weekend Wrap-Up (Part 1) also known as, How much angel food cake can you eat? and how many runs can you ruin?

Friday night:
I took the night off from working out and went and had dinner with my family to celebrate Nanna’s birthday. We went to dinner at BJ’s Brewery where I had a huge salad with a side of crazy photos.

 My cousin Jackson was in town and had just gotten back from two weeks at camp, it definitely made for some great stories! After that we hung out by the pool in my Dad’s neighborhood and then had angel food cake with strawberries. I just might have eaten half of the angel food cake…. All I can say is there were no leftovers!
Saturday Morning:

I had intended to get up and run around 6 that morning, but my body was having none of that. So instead I got up a little after 7 and after taking my time getting myself together I headed out for a 6 mile run about 7:45. I wore my compression sleeves because my legs were feeling a bit tired and I had never run with them before and wanted to see if it made a difference.

The weather was surprisingly cooler (like high 70’s instead of 80’s) and kind of overcast, so it felt wonderful. I set out too fast of course, but sadly the faster speed doesn’t hurt my knee (I don’t understand this!!).  It was a pretty tough run, mentally for me. I was by myself and 6 miles was the most I had ever gone by myself. But because of my increased speed I would get winded easily and have to walk more frequently. Half way through I felt really discouraged and didn’t know if I was going to make it home. But I just did an about face with the mental thinking and made myself think otherwise. I did accomplish my 6 miles, although it was not the way I had planned for them to happen. Overall I did a total of about 7.5 miles in 1:40. The running portion was 6 miles in 1:14. Overall I was happy that I did it, even if it didn’t go as planned.
*Goal for this week is to not walk as much and find a happy medium pace between killing myself and not hurting my knee.
It took me longer than I thought to do this run so I didn’t go to Pilate’s class. Instead I took it easy, iced and let my body recover.
More to follow....

1 comment:

Sean and Rain Gowens said...

Great long run! I have never ran more than 5 miles by myself.

I want to get a pair of those socks...did you feel any difference? I have heard on long runs they really help. Oh, btw, I got the Garmin 405cx. I love it so far. Though I am sure I haven't used even half of the features. Thanks for the recommend :)