Sunday Long Run: 12 miles (1:53:48)
Amy and I had an AMAZINGGGGGGGGG long run this morning!! I’m still on cloud 9 and more motivated than ever!
Sorry for all the garmin stats in each post, but I really like looking back at old posts to see how I felt about my runs. We didn’t have a goal in mind this morning, but have been aiming for 9:45s for our long runs thinking that is our marathon goal pace. I’m not quite sure what happened, but we have been running SO well lately and we didn’t look at our Garmins much during the run. I couldn’t believe that we felt good up until mile 11 and then just pushed it on the last mile to finish on pace. I can’t believe our last two miles were exactly 9:25 and we didn’t even try it!
I was really happy to see my elevation map actually looked like something today. For the past month or so, I’ll upload my Garmin and it looks like my run was completely flat because the elevation ft. intervals are weird. I hope this problem is fixed?
This has been my after run routine and I love it. I really need to start stretching after long runs, but I usually change into my bathing suit as soon as possible and jump in the hot tub. I feel so spoiled, but it is amazing. (hot tub was left by previous home owners!) Then I shower and rock my walmart compression socks the rest of the day. Obsessed with my walmart compression :)
I’ve been braiding my hair for running lately. I got my hair cut/highlighted a week ago and decided to go back to the side bang. I’m really letting my hair grow long so I can have plenty of updo options for my October wedding. I forgot how annoying side bangs can be when running, so I’ve been braiding them, then pulling my hair into a ponytail. I also started braiding my ponytail so it isn’t all over the place. I have a lot of hair, and my ponytail could probably be a safety hazzard when I’m running. The braid keeps it from going crazy.
Random, but I tried another fantastic recipe from Peas and Thank You this weekend. Seriously, Mama Pea has never disappointed me yet. Her Zucchini Quinoa Lasagna was really easy to make, delicious and filling. I will definitely be making this one again!
Have a good week! I have four runs this week: 3, 6, 3 and 13 miles!