7 Miles? Why not??

Hello!   Happy Sunday!   I trust that your weekend has been a good one for you.  :)

 

I set my alarm for 5:00 Saturday night and when it went off it kind of startled me.  On today’s schedule was a 7 mile run and I wanted to get after this morning.  I didn’t sleep all that great last night, so when I got up I felt pretty tired.  I got up and around and by 6:00 I was on the treadmill.

 

Workout:

7 Miles.

Mile One:    9.57

Mile Two:    9.54

Mile Three:    9.44

Mile Four:    9.42

Mile Five:    9.40

Mile Six:    9.50

Mile Seven:    9.34

 

Total time:    1:08:31

Average Pace:    9.46

 

This by far has been the farthest that I have ever ran.  I’ll have to admit, when I first got started I really doubted whether or not that I could actually do it.  I felt stiff during mile one, but by mile three my legs felt really great. When I got to mile four I remember thinking….only three left, only three left.  Of course I continued this pattern up until I finished mile seven.  :)

A couple of things:  My legs are pretty sore.  :)  I have always had issues with my left IT band and so far it’s not bothered me at all since I started running again in April of this year.  Today I am feeling just a slight pain there.  When I finished my run I immediately did some foam rolling and some deep stretching, but tonight before I go to bed I am going to do another round.  I want to be able to walk tomorrow!   I am also feeling some soreness in my lower core.  This I think is pretty normal, but I am totally taking it easy tomorrow and just going to continue with the stretching.

I feel very proud of myself for doing this!!  I mean, I can’t even believe that I ran 7 miles!!

 

Cait is working on next weeks running schedule, but I am pretty sure that Monday will be a rest day.  :)

 

After a brief storm last night, it’s absolutely gorgeous here!  It’s a perfect fall day!

 

 

Have a great rest of the day!

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