Highlight of the Week: Running around the monuments in DC on Friday morning!
Monday | September 22, 2014: 5 m run (w/Kelly) + 5 m run + teaching strength class
Loc: Grayslake, Temp: 43°/42°, Time: 49:55, Pace: 9:59 avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: good
Loc: Millennium Trail, Temp: 59°, Time: 51:10, Pace: 10:13 avg, Difficulty: medium (hills), Felt: hot
Strength: Kettlebells and step, Difficulty: medium, Felt: good
Tuesday | September 23, 2014: 7.1 m run (w/Kelly & Yvonne)
Loc: Grayslake, Temp: 48°/48°, Time: 1:10:23, Pace: 9:55 avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: good
Wednesday | September 24, 2014: 6 m run
Loc: Millennium Trail, Temp: 72°/70°, Time: 1:05:50, Pace: 10:58 avg, Difficulty: medium, Felt: not as good as a morning run
Thursday | September 25, 2014: rest
Friday | September 26, 2014: 5.5 m run
Loc: DC, Temp: 63°/63°, Time: 57:43, Pace: 10:30, Difficulty: easy, Felt: great
Saturday | September 27, 2014: 6 m run
Loc: Millennium Trail, Temp: 66°/72°, Time: 1:02:45, Pace: 10:27 avg, Difficulty: medium, Felt: hot
Sunday | September 28, 2014: 12 m run (first 10 w/Bobbi) + 7.6 m ride (w/Steven)
Loc: Grant Woods FP, Temp: 52°/57°, Time: 2:10:09, Pace: 10:51 avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: really good!
Loc: Millennium Trail, Temp: 75°/71°, Time: 42:45, Pace: 10.7 mph avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: happy
- I wasn’t even one minute in to my first run of the week when I saw a (live) skunk. Ha ha. They ARE everywhere! We turned around (after I freaked Kelly out, oops), so, no spraying or barfing. Yay!
- I hit 1,000 running miles for the year during Sunday’s run! I haven’t been paying too much attention to my yearly mileage and it kind of snuck up on me. I am surprised I even hit that, this year! It’s been a chill running year, for sure. At least, the first seven months.
- It was such a treat to fit in a quick DC monuments run while I was there for a short work trip (some photos from the run below!). Aside from the awe of running by the monuments, I was in awe of how many people were out early, working out (just like any other major city, I suppose!). I ran across a November Project group using the FDR monument for plyo (ha ha) and I saw several military groups, some sort of tour running group, and lots and lots of individuals! It definitely left me feeling happy for the rest of my day.
- One week until my first marathon of the year! I am getting excited! This will be the first marathon I have ever run twice – that is how beautiful I thought Milwaukee was the first time I ran it. And Bobbi and I will run as much of it as possible together, so I am looking forward to all the chat time. Right now my goal is to maintain an 11:00 minute mile average. But eh, it’s me, I won’t be disappointed if I’m slower!