Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Great Eight

Tuesday 8.0 miles/1:08:32/8:34 average pace

Felt great this morning! My leg was much better- only about a 2 out of 10 (the last few days it has fluctuated between a 3 and a 7, yikes!). The first few steps were awkward but not painful- I think since I've been kind of limping that I forgot how to distribute my weight like a normal person. But after a while I was doing good. I ran the first 5 miles with Zach at an average pace of 8:40, with our last mile at 8:00 even. He started his new job yesterday (yay!) and since his office is much closer to home we can run together at a reasonable hour, it's sweet! Anyway, then I went off for 3 more miles with splits of 8:49, 8:26, and 8:01. It felt so good to be running a strong pace and pain-free. Hooray! Still no pain post-run, in fact it feels better. I even rode my bike to work. :)

We're leaving bright and early for San Diego to celebrate one of my favorite holidays with Zach's parents. I like it because it involves running (Thanksgiving Day 5k), eating and drinking (Zach's dad is a chef and they also have great taste in wine), and shopping (yes, Mother-in-law and I get up at 5:00 and hit up the crazy sales!). Should be a great trip. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!


Michele said...

Great 8 is right!

Have a safe trip and a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Anonymous said...

good luck running, shopping eating and traveling. Have fun and we will see you next week.... Take care of your legs.

Leaving snow to come visit in california.

M&D from Helena.

jahowie said...

Have a great Thanksgiving!! :-)

Petraruns said...

have a great time eating, running and shopping (not at the same time though). it'll all be a welcome distraction I'm sure! great splits by the way - I keep saying that but I think it!

Marathon Maritza said...

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Zach said...

Glad your leg is feeling better - I'm sure you are going to do great at CIM!

Can't wait for our roadtrip!