Two runs to report!
6.0 miles/47:41/7:57 average pace
In an act of spontaneous speedwork I decided to alternate slow and fast miles. Here's my splits:
The fast miles were very hard, I was really pushing it. I even had to take a few breaks here and there, but that's fine! Not bad for my first effort at fast running since the marathon a month ago.
4.0 miles/35:25/8:51 average pace
Easy run along the river. I didn't look at my watch the whole time which is always a nice way to do an easy run.
I've also done strength training both those days. In fact my arms are kinda shaky right now after probably overdoing it this morning. I skipped my trainer ride yesterday because I was feeling really lazy and blah. Instead, I stressed out about my job situation and watched 3 movies.
I lost about 2 pounds since last Friday's weigh in which is good. I was hoping it would be more because I feel like I ate super good/not too much and worked out a lot. But really I think I'm just deluded by the 30 pound a week weight loss seen on my favorite show Biggest Loser. We'll see how I do this weekend, I'm bad at maintaining any kind of control Friday-Sunday. Which is ridiculous because I don't even work Monday-Friday so to me there shouldn't be any difference!
It was clear and cold today- upper 30's. I don't think there's much rain in the immediate forecast so I'm going to try to spend a lot of time outdoors this weekend. Tomorrow is a long run (10 miles) and Sunday we're planning on going mountain biking in Forest Park. I also have lots of social things planned which is just what I need to counter the unemployment ennui.
Have a wonderful weekend gang! :)