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.
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!