7 miles tempo / 1:01 / 8:43 avg pace
1 mile easy, 5 miles at 8:35 (MP), 1 mile easy
Date day/night with Hawk was fun. First up was a stop at Kelly Drive.
Yes, I really am this un-tan. It’s not the camera flash.
Mr. Hawk seemed to enjoy himself.
Next we strolled around Philly and got some drinks. Guess who we bumped into? Mayor Nutter (a.k.a., mayor of Philly)! He was checking out a menu with 2 other people (staff?). Matt and I were across the street and one of his staff noticed I was holding my camera and waived us over for a picture. Mayor Nutter is always present at all the Philly races so it was nice to meet him in person. Of course, Hawk got in on the picture.
The rest of the day went unpictured: dinner, trying to find a patch of grass for Hawk to use as a toilet, sleeping in, and brunch (pancakes for me, french toast for Matt).
Lehigh Valley Marathon – Week 1 Recap
MON: 5K + 1.5 mi warm-up
TUE: 8 mi tempo
THU: 8 mi easy
FRI: 5.4 mi easy
SAT: 13 mi long
A total of 39 miles for the week. Overall, I’m happy with how the week went. I got some hill training in and did my tempo run on a trail. I also like how I’m starting out at 39 miles, considering last cycle I maxed out at 43 miles 🙂 Fun, fun!
How was your weekend? Any good races or training runs? Are you tapering or just starting up like me?