Yesterday I knew it was supposed to snow or rain in the afternoon so I knew I wanted to get my run done in the morning. Cold rain is not my ideal running situation. Call me crazy.
I ran about a mile and a half on the road and then decided that was boring and took a cow trail instead off into the hills. My pace was crawling along at 10 minute miles.
|in case you needed to see the cow trail, looks like a trail!|
As soon as I got to this gate, I stopped to rest for a minute and decide which way to go next, I turned around and then realized why my pace had been so slow.
|and it looks like a gate.|
I had been running more uphill then I realized. Needless to say the way back was a lot faster! My average for the 8 mile run ended up being 8:43 pace. Not bad when the first four miles were right about 9:56 average.
|I wonder if there are any mountain lions in those trees. (bad running thoughts)|
|yes, I am a bit of a nerd.|
It rained all afternoon, yay for moisture in the ground and another awesome fall run done on a new route. I think with all the cow/ deer trails around here I could do new routes for quite awhile.
In racing news.. I think I will be doing a 5k in November, maybe even two. That should be interesting considering the COMPLETE lack of speedwork since... August? June maybe?
My hips are feeling good, not 100% but on their way to it. My right hammy is still not super happy, it seems to have moments of being aggravated. I don't think all the hills I do help much, but I am still only running three times a week and my mileage is half of what it was. I am okay with this and am just loving every run.