I showed up like 25 minutes early to my group run, so sat around noticing how incredibly sore I was and how it was hot and I was NOT feeling like running AT ALL. I knew only fast people were coming today, so I figured I'd go it alone and brought some music. They were nice and slowed up a bit for me, so I ran w/ them the first 2.5 miles. Then I turned around 1/2 mile early alone and figured they'd catch me shortly, but I ended up maintaining a pretty fast pace even by myself (9:13, 9:14 on my own). I ended up not listening to my music at all either. I was in a nice zone and thought the music would actually f* it up.
The soreness seemed to force me to take smaller/quicker strides, which is better for me anyway (and I think the reason the faster pace didn't feel bad). My form was better today than usual. I'll have to do more lunges to force good form until it becomes a habit. :)
Tentatively planning on doing the Solstice 10 miler in June and the CRIM 10 miler in August. No time goals because it's SUMMER and I hate summer. I'm just going to run them and they will make me stronger for the fall when I am going to TEAR IT UP and PR at every distance because the cool weather will make everything feel like a piece of cake. Just you wait and see.
Here are some pictures of our new brick patio that we put in last Saturday that I mentioned before:
|Don't mind Callie's butt. I have 4 days off after tomorrow and probably will spending a significant amount of time in that hammock in the back. Or by the fire with s'mores.|
|The brick part is new.|
|Callie felt we should be focusing on her.|
|Callie in the background again. Geez. Those bamboo "stakes" are to keep the dogs out until those flowers take hold.|
|Molly didn't want her picture taken, but I didn't want her to feel bad that Callie made 3 appearances and she didn't have any :) She and I need to go on a diet!|