Yesterday morning, if you recall, Courteney and I ran the Bedford 5km to Beat Lung Cancer. I ran a PB! Finally. My Garmin is 0.06 of a mile short of 3.1 miles so I feel sort of guilty taking the time they've posted for me online (21:08). Soooo, I'm going to say 21:15 is my new PB. There, pweph! That feels so much better. :)
When I got home I was totally zonked! I showered, ate, blogged and had a ginormous nap with this one:
Lola is the queen of napping, so who better for me to indulge in some mid afternoon zzzz's with?
When I woke up
all refreshed groggy, I felt a little bit deprived not having gotten in my usual Sunday long run. :S Therefore, I laced up, filled my fuel bottles and headed out to satisfy my endorphin craving. :D
The legs were a little stale at the start for about 2 miles, but then I settled into a nice easy pace along the gravel trail. I took an Island Nectars GU gel at 8 miles since I was starting to feel a little depleted. The humidity was a little out of control once again. There was some relief in the canopy areas of the trail that offered some coolness.
1:45:49 minutes8:28 pace/mile
I always try to up the ante with protein when I have pushed my body hard. After double dipping with running on Sunday, I recovered with some protein, compression and elevation. Oh yeah, and Friends reruns. :)
As dinner time neared, I was feeling ravenous! What else is new? I knew that I'd need a hearty meal to satisfy my hunger and of course Matt's too. He had run a 17 miler in the morning! I was totally motivated by a Basil plant one of the Educational Program Assistants at my school gave me. Therefore, pasta it is!
|And yes, it was as good as it looks! :D|
I was going to blog today about my cross training. I had planned a bike ride along the trail. However as I sit here, it is raining cats and dogs.......once again. Therefore, I will do some rolling, stretching and strength exercises.
Yesterday I had planned to sign up for my 4th Tely 10 Road Race in Newfoundland. It's a flat point to point 10 mile run. After being so exhausted I went to bed all ready to do some reading from my Runner's World magazine and then I immediately realized that I hadn't signed up!!! I got my laptop and entered in my info. Updated: I was in such a rush since midnight Sunday was the early bird rate! :D You're looking at bib # 2570 right here!
Then this morning, Courteney texted me a proposition as well....lol. "Any interest in the Liverpool 5 Miler" She asks. Duhh, of course! A new distance means a guaranteed PB!!! And I'm ALWAYS down for that. :D
That's two additional races added to my Race Itinerary page.
Thanks again for paying me a visit. Stay dry! ;)