Speedy run on a hot clear day. Testing new green shoes..
These bad boys came in the mail Monday…
YES!! If you are interested to find out more about these bright green pillows click HERE.. I will have a full review soon. Pretty in green and ready to RUN.
With my 10K looming I realized a few things:
1. I have not been very good about following Hal in my training plan.
2. I have not focussed on strengthening my core.
3. I don't like running in the heat
My plan today was to run sub 8 minute miles for 5 miles, and have a warm up and cool down walk. I set out at 86++ degreesm hot for me. The first few miles were GREAT I was hitting my pace Mile 1-7:27, Mile 2- 7:36..SWEET! I felt strong and the new shoes were gripping the road. As I turned the corner I saw something I have never seen on the run…I was tempted to go to Google Images and find something to resemble what I saw, but I just can't put that on my Blog…I am G-Rated.
As I rounded the corner, a darkly tanned man with a "So You Think You Can Dance" dancer's athletic build was glistening in the sun. The black haired man with splashes of blond highlights, was shirtless and wearing gray cutoff jeans booty shorts which barely covered his stuff. Gleeful on roller blades doing figure-skater-like circles and smiling. I cannot make this stuff up!! WOW!!
I kept my stride mesmerized by the pure weirdness, of course he probably thought I was crazy wearing BRIGHT green. There were several MALE runners on the path today. One of which ran with his left arm limp. He was ahead by about 25 yards and taking the under path…I was curious why he was not staying on the main road…until I saw the HUGE TRAIN slowly approaching.. Oh Thank you Mr. Runner I would have been Tall Mom Train squish :) I followed under the "7 Foot Clearance" unscathed.
My pace began to fade, Mile 3- 7:41 and Mile 4-8:00. I was passing running Men who stopped to walk left and right, FUN TIMES!! I felt strong but nervous about my 10K this weekend, Can I keep up the pace? As I hit the home stretch I realized I was on pace for my sub 8 minute goal. I sprinted it out… And Finished Mile 5- 8:33 but I swear that portion of my run has Garmin gremlins…
Overall 7:51 pace for 5 miles. Folks I am READY!! And if you are ready for a Giveaway or two…(Like that segue, I will be teaching classes soon LOL), Dick's Sporting Good is all over the Blogosphere and .coms this week giving away $100 Gift Cards. Enter as many as you can people… Here are the links I have found.. I am sure there are more, if you know of others let me know and I will add to this list:
Blog I read:
Caution Red Head Running ends 8/21
Will Run for Margaritas ends??