It has been a busy week. Lots of work on planning and organizing the final mile of the WELS Kids Marathon that takes place in just under 2 weeks. A few good runs including a long one on Saturday morning. Cross Country practice has now begun. And 2 of my girls were in a play this Saturday.
Saturday morning, I picked up Mike at 6:30 for a run along the White River Trail near Lake Geneva. It was cloudy and not too hot but we were soaked from sweat as it was very humid out. Mike wanted to run faster than me so after 2 miles, he was gone. I wasn't feeling good at this point. After 4 miles, my pace was averaging 9:21 and I just wanted to stop. As with a lot of my runs, things can change quickly. Suddenly my average pace started dropping. My new goal was to drop the pace to under 9:09 (or 2 hour half marathon pace) by 13.1 miles. Then my goal was to drop the average pace to sub 9:00. With 2 miles to go, the average pace was 9:04. I pick it up and run the next 2 miles at 8:08 and 7:39. Where did that energy come from?!?!?
So a run that started bad ended well, 8:55 average pace well for 15 miles.
Later that afternoon was the play my 2 youngest girls were in. It is a play were auditions were only last Monday. They only 5 days later is the play. Last year, Megan made it, and this year bot Megan and Katelynn made it. It was a play for kids grades 1 to 8 and they did King Arther's Quest. It was so cute! The girls learned a few easy songs and had a few lines. Megan played the Mini Blue Knight and Katelynn the Mini Raven. Her line was "Caw, caw, Nevermore".
Megan as the Mini Blue Knight
Katelynn as the Mini Raven
By the way, on my run last week in Madison, I passed 1000 miles for the year. This is about 2 1/2 weeks earlier than last year. I sure hope it helps this fall
Keep on Running!!!