Saturday night after eight miler I was pretty tired and I think I was in bed around 9 pm. Sunday I had a field hockey game and I play midfield so I was basically running the entire time (we are still undefeated, 6-0!).
I took off both Monday and Tuesday and am really happy with that decision. Resting my legs felt great!
Yesterday afternoon we had really nice weather so I decided to do my standard tempo run. My first mile was under 9:20, mile 2 was around 8:48, mile 3 was around the same pace if not a few seconds faster, and then my fourth mile was around 9:25. Overall, I really have gotten faster in the past several months and I am pleased. I don't think I've run a mile faster than 8:30 though - although I haven't tried. Never do I go out for a run with an intent to do just one. Would that be beneficial? Maybe challenging myself to do "the mile" once a week or once every other week?
So I wanted to share two more products that I use regularly:
1. Justin's Maple Almond Butter
So I've actually been on the Yurbuds train for a couple of years. I picked up the Yurbuds covers that slip over the Apple earbuds, but I needed to replace them. At a local running store, I found out that they no longer sell just the covers so I got full-blown Yurbuds earphones. Very important note: they come in sizes! The running store had 5,6, and 8, and I kept going back and forth between the 5 and 6 until a store employee told me to jump up and down when trying them on. Size 6 was the clear winner and I've been very happy. They fit better than the Yurbuds covers I had so I'm hoping that these will last a couple of years as well.
This Saturday I'm planning on running eight miles again. My friend that I thought I was going to run with has to work, but she has a running buddy I can hopefully meet. If that doesn't work out, then I am definitely running with music this time. I told several people about my run last Saturday that was friend-less and music-less and they all thought I was crazy!