Friday 12.0 miles/1:50:07/9:10 average pace
Got up this morning with Zach at 5:15 am. I'm just going to say that again- I got up at freaking 5:15 this morning! I know some of you guys do that every single day (Michele would probably be done by then!), and I admire you, but I'm more of a 7:30 kinda girl. But Zach's been on a kick lately of getting workouts in before he leaves for work at 6:30, and I've been trying to get in some longer runs, so I joined in his crazy pre-dawn run.
Not making excuses, but I should mention I went bowling last night after work and had a few beers, then ate a pretty small dinner, and didn't sleep that great, so I was feeling a little rough this morning. Tired (obviously, it was the middle of the night still) but also some hangover-esque stomach issues. I ate a banana before the run and brought a water bottle.
We did 4 miles together, then back at the house Zach got ready for work and I made a pit stop, refilled my water, and ate a couple Clif Blocks. Back out the door for 8 more miles with Steve Runner on my iPod and a little more spring in my step. I felt pretty good and only took a couple walk breaks (once to refill my water again). My pace ranged from 8:58-9:30 so pretty consistent.
So I've been awake a disturbing 5 hours and ran 12 miles already, and it's barely 10:00 am. But, it is FRIDAY! :)
Also, best of luck going out to Steven at Ironman Canada this weekend! Let's all keep him in mind as we get through our "long" workouts this weekend... remember, it could be a hell of a lot longer! :) Have a great weekend!