Saturday morning, I hit the pavement at 6:30am. It was already horribly humid and quickly beginning to warm up. I ran an average of 10:03 per mile and actually did quite a good job of keeping my pace pretty even. The only slow miles included one where I got stopped for directions and one where I hit a long light and ate a Gu. The hills were pretty intense. I’ll never have to specifically do a hill workout around here. It’s virtually impossible to miss them if I run more than a couple of miles. I drank one fuel belt bottle of ‘ade and a half of one of water plus the Gu. When I got home, I drank another 16 ounces or so of the ‘ade and then got on the scale. Even with what I had drunk, I had lost 2.5 pounds!
As much as I hate getting up early, there was definitely some satisfaction in being done with my running for the weekend by 8:30am on Saturday!
The rest of the weekend included time in the pool with Jones and Shoo at a friend’s house, too much food, and too much alcohol (apparently if you mix a lemon with equal parts frangelico and vodka, it tastes like chocolate cake. Yummy! But I’m paying for it today…)
This week is supposed to be really hot and humid, so I have a feeling I’ll be treadmill running most of the week.