First the good news – as part of my five miler yesterday, I ran a mile for the Virtual race that Reid is running. I was nowhere near his goal of 5:00, but I did manage a nice 7:45 mile, breaking 8 minutes for the first time ever. I might have been able to be a little bit faster if I hadn’t had 3 more miles to go. I did it on the treadmill (on a 1% incline) because, well, school is back in session and Shoo was napping. Total time for the 5 miles: 46:55.
Today’s run did not go nearly as well. I felt like I had 50 pound weights attached to my quads. It was hell. I’m not sure if it was the heat and humidity, the fast run yesterday, or all the extra walking I’ve been doing (it’s about three quarters of a mile each way to school, so I’ve been walking threeish miles a day in addition to my running) or possibly just a fluke. I was supposed to run 5 and ended up only doing 3. It was the first time in years I’ve actually walked during a run of less than 5 miles. Total time for the 3 miles: 30:01 (ouch!)
Tomorrow I have an 8 mile run. Thankfully, Shoo is going to a friend’s house, so I can run outide by myself. Hopefully it will go fast because Shoo and I have an appointment to see a preschool tomorrow, two hours after I’ll be able to start running. At least I’ll have incentive to finish quickly :o)