Thursday, 10/22 - Rest Day
I had lunch with a friends, so no lunchtime spin! And, I met up with my running peeps at Crush in The Woodlands for dinner and drinks, so no evening workout. I was a good girl and only had one glass of wine. An older gentleman gave us a hard time, because no one seemed to have more than one drink. We explained that as runners, many of us had a run to do the next morning. :-) Yeah, we're such party animals!!!
Friday, 10/23 - Neighborhood Run - 10 miles
I got a late start on my run, because I had to take the munchkin to the doctor. We've had a very difficult time getting rid of his ear infections, so this was a follow-up visit to see how he was doing. Good news - his ears are all clear! Hooray!
My run was a pretty good one. My overall pace was quite a bit slower than the 10 for Texas despite similar cool temps...makes we wonder if that pace was just a fluke. Then again, this was just a training run! But, it was a good run and I felt strong through the 1st 8+ miles. My average pace was 10:48...not bad, but a little too close to the 11 minute miles I am trying so desperately to stay away from!
Afterwards, I cleaned the house and did the grocery shopping, so it was anything but relaxing. But, it's good to get all that stuff done while the hubby and kids are not home!
Saturday, 10/24 - scheduled rest day
No workouts...unless you count chasing kids around the backyard and local playground a workout. The weather was soooo perfect that we just had to stay outside! And, we headed over to the neighborhood clubhouse for an outdoor movie night. Fun times!
Sunday, 10/25 - neighborhood run, 4 miles
I was planning to meet up with the running club for a run, but that didn't quite work out. As I was running, I heard footsteps coming up behind me - it was the running group coach. We talked a bit about training and decided that I would continue doing my long runs on Fridays, but meet with the group on Sundays and just run part of the run with them as a shorter weekday run with me. I forgot to charge my Garmin, so I don't know my final pace - before it died I was averaging a 10:40 pace, but I know I sped up in that final 1/2 mile so who knows!
Monday, 10/26 - no workout!
Normally, this would be a treadmill-run-during-lunch-day. However, I had a meeting that went through lunchtime and tonight I am going to see the "So You Think You Can Dance" tour. Woohoo! So, tomorrow I may have to make it up by going to spin and running! :-)