9:16 avg pace
During the summer I try and do my long runs on Fridays. Sometimes this means getting up before 5AM, getting ready, driving to my long run spot, and banging out a 20-miler so that I’m home and ready to work by 9AM (I work from home on Fridays). It’s so worth it to have your long run out of the way before the weekend begins.
Today I kicked off my Friday summer runs with the same hilly route that I used last summer for marathon training. After NJ’s flat course I really need to step up my hill workouts so I’m ready for anything come September.
I was especially happy this morning and thankful that my quad feels 100% back to normal after the marathon! A small part of me was afraid it was an injury (instead of dehydration) and that running on it for 6 more miles during the race made things worse.
And how can you not be happy when you get to spend your Friday mornings looking at this? Since today’s run was a “fun run” I snapped some pictures. I only had my BlackBerry so the quality isn’t the best.
I was going to include a self portrait but didn’t want to scare away readers 🙂
Any races this weekend? Or crazy training runs?