Well, look who I ran into while I was out for my Saturday long run.
My dad was walking at the same time I was running Saturday morning. We are both all about beating the heat as much as possible so we hit the roads early. My running friends weren’t around yesterday so I was on my own for my long run. I zoned out to my running tunes and stopped at my favorite water fountain for a gallon of water.
12 miles @ 7:36 average pace. I felt pretty strong until the end when the sun started to beat down on me but other than that it went really well.
At the end of my run I just hung out in the grass for a while and stretched. Gotta love the post long run high.
My plan for the day called for 8 miles @ 8:05 pace and the last 4 miles @ a 6:55 pace. One thing that I especially love about my coach’s training plans is that he really trains me to finish fast. He prepares me for negative splits on race day by teaching me to avoid going out way too fast and making sure I finish the run fast even if my legs are tired.
Here’s what I did:
I LOVE this article about this topic—> Fast Finish Long Runs.
The best eats from yesterday included:
-Sushi from Costco. They were offering it as a sample while we were there and I had to buy it after I tried it.
-Brooke chose an ice cream sandwich from Grandma’s freezer for her treat.
And I chose Sub Zero Ice Cream with my sister-in-law and brother that are in town visiting.
= fudge chocolate ice cream with snickers bits.
Also, I have no idea where Brooke gets the idea to make sure that her purse is always fully loaded with snacks:)
Do you keep snacks with you in your purse at all times? What types of snacks are in your purse usually?
Did you sleep in today or get up early?
How’d your weekend run(s) go?