Stressing a BIT about my upcoming Hood To Coast Relay, see yesterday's post, I opted for a Tuesday Triple...
5:15AM- 5 Miles
Falling Water Rolling Hills
Cool and dark
This run felt HARD, probably because I was not fully awake yet. At one point I felt like I was running sub 8's and it was over 10 minute pace. I had not run with Janna in a long time so the miles flex by as we got caught up on life.
11:30PM- 5 Miles
Paths around work
Overcast and muggy
I have not felt this good on a run in FOREVER!! Everything clicked. My legs and core were STRONG and I tackled the Hills at top speed. I felt so good that I took the route which repeated the Hills. What a feeling!! Do people still say Boo-Yah? Well Boo-Yah!!
6:45PM- 3.1 Miles
With Muscle Man and the Boys
Overcast and buggy
Muscle Man is trying to recover from his knee injury so he put on his new Brooks shoes and we set out for a 5K test run. The boys were HYPER and a little hard to keep tame in the stroller. Loads of walkers and bikers on the trail. I kept asking Muscle Man if he was OK and hoping we would be able to continue to run. My legs were stiff, but loosened up after half a mile.
We see a lot of the same characters on the trail. With Half a Mile to go I saw a woman who looked like my friend Amanda. She had a stroller and a little one walking with her with the tiniest baby bump. She put her hand up and said "Hi Tall Mom!" With a smile and wave...mid stride I asked her name... she replied with Lyndsey and said "I am a fan!" I probably should have stopped :( Come to find out she had posted the question about Running while pregnant. A simple gesture totally made my day. And Muscle Man is now calling me a Celebrity! If you EVER see me out and about please say Hi it really makes my dimples shine. I hope to see you again Lyndsey!!
Total= 13.1 Miles
This workout gave me huge confidence with just 16 days to go!!!