Saturday, September 17, 2011


Rise and shine, and don't forget your booties 'cause it's cooooold out there today.  - Groundhog Day

A freezing 38-degrees, to be exact. Yes, 3-8. I guess that's not technically freezing, but it was cold enough to wear these...

And these... 

...for the first time since mid-April.

I caught a glimpse of my derriere in the mirror and have to admit, it looked good! And the other exciting thing is when I stand with my feet shoulder-width apart, my thighs don't touch! Wahoo!

I've moved up my workouts one day this week to give myself two full days of rest before the Apple Fest 5K next Saturday. So instead of a cross-train rest day today, I did my long run of six miles at long tempo pace (8:35).

How I faired:
#1 - 8:40 (need to warm up)
#2 - 8:33 (and this mile has a steep hill!)
#3 - 8:35 (spot on!)
#4 - 8:32 (oh yeah)
#5 - 8:32 (nice and consistent)
#6 - 8:30 (trucked it up the hill to my house)
Total time - 51:24 (8:33 pace)

Garmin-shmarmin...just kidding, I'd still really like one!

What a mental boost to do these runs with success! I can't wait to race again and see what I can do with these cooler temps. I love fall! 

Today's wildlife encounter was one of these guys who was wading in a stream and flew off as I ran by - 
Great Blue Heron (Source)
Much better than my close call with a skunk on Thursday!

1 comment:

  1. THis is like my post today but it WAS freezing at 30 degrees. Took me some time to find a headband and gloves!


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