Tuesday 8.0 miles/1:12:16/9:02 average pace
I took Monday off because my foot was still sore from "stubbing my toe" (that phrase isn't nearly as awful-sounding as it should be!) on the vacuum Sunday. But I made up for it by running 8 miles Tuesday. The run felt pretty easy and relaxed. It was a little warm -not bad though- so I stopped for water a couple times. Foot felt fine.
Wednesday 8.0 miles/1:09:28/8:41 average pace
This was the best run I've had in a while! First of all, Zach was awarded his "100 mile club" t-shirt for logging that many miles on Wednesday nights with the group. Yay Zach! (I have 266 miles, in case you were wondering, but I've been going a lot longer than him. Unfortunately the next milestone that you get a prize for is 500 miles.) Riding the high of Zach's achievement (hee hee) we took off at a strong pace and I was on CRUISE CONTROL baby! I felt like I was floating, exerting very little energy at all. I didn't want to or need to stop for a break the entire time- I usually will stop and walk at least once on a longer run like this, to get a drink or cross a street, or something. Not this time! I was flying. Love, love, love that feeling. That feeling is why I run. :)
Got up this morning and went to the pool where I was also feeling very efficient and strong. I thought I might get a personal training record for my 1000 meters, but ended up just tying it with a time of 22 minutes. My stroke count was good and my reaching and rolling was good. Fun stuff.
I have decided to do my long run tomorrow (Friday) night rather than trying to fit it in before I leave for San Diego Saturday. My flexibility this week is unprecedented. Unprecedented!! I am planning on doing 14 miles tomorrow night (Zach will do 12) after work. Should be interesting. As long as I make wise food choices for the day and hydrate well it should be fine. And having the weekend off (except swimming in Mission bay!) will be cool.
Have a great day everyone!