Friday's Run: 7 miles- 1:05
Saturday's Run: 10 miles, 1:45
So this weekend I had some decent runs. The 7 miler was an interval run that actually went pretty well. I didn't quite charge the pace as fast as I could but that's because I thought Runner's World was crazy that they wanted me to do intervals for 7 miles...and then realized that the pace was actually set to slower than I'm normally at. So I just upped the interval pace a little bit (about 8:30), just enough so that I knew I could make it 7 miles with intervals.
Saturday's run went pretty smooth. It was supposed to storm all day and I was a little wary when I woke up because there were some dark clouds in the sky. Andy, however, pushed me out the door and told me that I was going to get it done. I really wanted to do my long run Saturday anyway because Sunday I was going to be in hill land. So anyways, my run was absolutely magnificent because for once I didn't have to battle the hills. Yes, I know...I really need the hill training, but it was rather refreshing to just be able to run and not struggle through hills this time. The only worry that I really had was that the skies were getting pretty dark 1/4 of the way through my run. But I just upped the pace and ended up finishing before any serious storms took me out.
This weekend I am headed out to Kansas City to visit my family. I'll probably scout out the route for my marathon while I'm down there. It will be a little tough finding a running route but I'm sure I'll manage. I have 5 runs this week instead of 4 and so it will be interesting trying to fit them all in with my travels (we are driving down which is a nice 7 hour drive!). But anyway, hopefully all works out.