I started pretty slow and easy and took a lot of pictures of the wildflowers in bloom and this old granary. It has always kind of freaked me out a little although it has never been in use in my lifetime.
There were so many wild flowers blooming, including this pretty little daisy.
I kept the first 6 miles pretty slow which was easy since most of the way was slightly uphill. Here is a collage of pictures I took on the way out.
I felt so redeemed after the crappy long run this week. Hip is feeling good, legs feel good and next time I will wear sunscreen. I might have got a bit of a sunburn on my arms and shoulders. At least I had sunscreen on my face!
Then I took the kids to the park in town for a playdate. Overall a great day.
This morning I got up and started running before the sun came up and was suprised by how much get up and go my legs had. My warm up miles lately have been 9:20ish pace. This morning it was 8:30ish so I threw in some intervals.
400s x 6 at 6:10 pace
800s x 2 at 6:40 pace
400s x 2 at 6:25 pace
and a cooldown. Felt great, loved watching the sun come up and felt AWESOME. Even though I wanted to keep running I called it a day a 7 miles. So hopefully my long run this week will go a lot smoother than the last.
Hope everyone is having a great weekend!