Friday, I made it out to the track before we needed to run errands. I had a short workout with some speed components to it. This was a difficult one for me because I was to run a mile at 5K pace and then run 2 easy. But apparently I didn’t know what my 5K pace felt like anymore and started way too fast. That’s always a painful mistake. Ouch. But hey, I know what pace to target for next time!
Saturday, I was really looking forward to my long run. It had been awhile since I felt like I got to stretch my legs! I managed to catch a few miles in the daylight! I am getting spoiled by getting some sunshine in! I was in a great mood. I might have even stopped at some benches to pop and lock to Eminem. But don’t tell anyone.
When it got dark, the wind seemed to pick up. I met an overly friendly rabbit who wouldn’t seem to hop out of my way. A few miles more and I ran into something big on the trail. I couldn’t tell for sure, but it was cat-shaped (and moved like a cat) but was the size of a dog. Maybe a bobcat? Mountain lion? It ran off the trail and I didn’t follow him to investigate. Scary!
When I made my turnaround point, I started back, but the WIND! I fought the wind for 2 miles before I decided it wasn’t worth it and turned back around and ran the same section again. I ended up at the Princeton trailhead and called it a night with 10 miles. I was really pleased to hit my number and despite the 2 slow miles fighting the wind , I still pulled out a 11:20 average, so not too shabby.