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!
So pretty! I am always jealous of the gorgeous places you run :)ReplyDelete
That looks like a great run! I love watching the sun rise. Also, your intervals are quite speedy!ReplyDelete
I hate it when I have a run where I am just not feeling it. Last week was a little like that. I did some intervals but just felt sluggish. I am hoping that a rest today will bring me back to feeling good tomorrow!
That is so gorgeous. Such an amazing juxtaposition from those snowy pics the other day!!! So glad you had an awesome redemption run :)ReplyDelete
Love the pics.ReplyDelete
Glad to hear you are had some feel good runs this week.
Hope your long run treats you well.
you have so much to look at to entertain you during the run.ReplyDelete
I see you've been making some great use out of picmonkey hehe
Good to hear that you had a redemption run! Hope your long run will be just as successful. Love the scenery where you are. It is beautiful!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful place to run. It helps that you felt great too.ReplyDelete
So glad you had a great run:) beautiful pics as always.ReplyDelete
I glad you are feeling it again. You take amazing pictures. To be able to look at that view everyday is amazing, of course not that snow you had last week. You can keep that.ReplyDelete
You are such an inspiration! When I read a post like this one I want to go straight out and run in the countryside!ReplyDelete
(unfortunately, it's 11:15pm here and throwing it down with rain)
Beautiful photos! I knew you'd be "back" quickly. And I'm glad they're not using that granary any more.ReplyDelete
I love a good redemption run after having a crappy workout. They are always the best feeling in the world. I love the pictures....I take it your snow is all gone from the other day?ReplyDelete
wow - what a beautiful run! I can see why that would leave you feeling recharged. I'm glad you got your groove back!ReplyDelete
Every time I hear about your life outside of running, I just think how foreign it is to me. It's so different, but also so awesome!ReplyDelete
I love the photos! So beautiful!!ReplyDelete
I am so happy your run went better than the one earlier last week. And I'm happy that your hip is cooperating! I'm looking forward to a nice recharging run this week after my crappy 14 miler... I love how one run can be terrible and the next day swing a 180 and be the best ever. :)
Isn't it awesome when you are feeling so good working out? I love that! I hope one day I can enjoy running like I do biking and swimming!ReplyDelete
Beautiful pictures! Looks like another great run in the books for you.ReplyDelete