One thing about my running is that I like to mix it up and run “different” type runs or routes occasionally. Monday I decided instead of running from Volleyball and back, that I would instead get a ride to Volleyball and just run home afterwards. It was 12.75 miles home and the last 3 were in the dark. I actually felt good even though my pace wasn’t overly fast, just under 9:00 pace.
Tuesday was at the track with Mike. Why he decided to run 800 repeats with me only 5 days before his next marathon is beyond me but he did. We only did 4 due to time constraints and they were not too fast (3:23, 3:16, 3:13, 3:06 w 3:00 rest) but it usually feels good to get the legs moving faster, and it did.
Yesterday was a 7 miler while my oldest was at Soccer. I averaged 8:44 pace but it felt slow and tired.
Today I am doing a double workout. I did 5 this morning and I felt slow and tired again. I don’t know the pace as I didn’t wear a watch, but it was slow. This afternoon I am planning another 5 miler with Art who is in town and I haven’t run with for a long time.
I did the double so that I can do a short long run this weekend. Maybe only 10 miles on Saturday. A little rest before the last week of July when my miles may increase a lot and I do a long one on Saturday the 31st. I should hit my goal of 200 miles this way
I want to wish Good Luck to my friend and running partner Mike and also Melanie who are both running the San Francisco Marathon on Sunday. Have fun!
July Quest for 200 Miles Update: 145.6 miles completed, 54.4 to go