Today started out later than normal since I decided to sleep late and enjoy the last day before work resumes. I still made my oatmeal with berries and coffee before I headed out to run. My oats are not mixed with water here obviously....lol....but don't those berries look yummy?!
Yes, we have now started this....................... can you guess what's in 106 days???
Okay, back to today's run. My schedule gave me a 10 miler today. Can you believe this was the last run for week 3/18 today?! After yesterday's 6 mile snow run with yaks on, my legs were kind of sore today....mostly my quads. Therefore, I took the pace easy.
The temperature was super warm this morning....well 'warm' for us Canadians in January after just leaving a cold snap where the mercury dropped to -29!!!! My street was still snow covered so I thought I'd need my foot grippers again today. Wrong. I ran literally 1/4 of a mile when I thought...."bad idea" since I could see that my street was basically the only one with snow on it. This was good since I'd have a better run and bad since I was wearing spikes that I didn't want to snap off. So, I looped around and ditched the yaks in my car ....where I hit pause on my Garmin.
I ran in a my usual neighbourhood loop for the first 5 miles and then along the main road for the remainder. My last two miles were the fastest. I love when that happens. :) Then, my legs were toast!
10.5 miles in total
1hr 28 min
8:22 avg. pace/mile
I quickly showered and headed to our favourite diner to Meet Matt for lunch.
When I got home after running a bazillion errands and de-Christmasizing the house, I realized that I didn't make a protein shake post-run. :0 So, as I did dinner prep I double fisted with hydration: Water and Shake!
- banana, ice, orange, cranberries, spinach, chia seeds, protein powder and Silk Vanilla Almond milk. :D
I will leave you with a profound thought provoking question (My high school Literature teacher used to use that phrase, lol):
Race PR's, do they expire? Matt and I had this conversation over lunch today and we had some different opinions on it than a friend of ours. For example: How long can you say "I'm a 3 hr marathoner,"???? (Clearly just an example...lol). I'd love to hear your thoughts. :) *edited to add example
Thanks again for stopping by GGR. Have a wonderful evening!