Um 44* at 0800? I think fall is here! Although the high for today is going to be around 75* so maybe not ha.
That means, however, that it was <44* when I got up at 0600 to run this morning. Not cool. Well actually very cool but not fun. Also not fun: the sun rising at 0631. Because when I get up a half hour earlier (well 32 minutes earlier to be precise) it is PITCH BLACK. No pre-dawn glow for me from now on. I guess this means I’ll likely put my core work before my run. Which is what I did today.
My legs are feeling okay. The quads are a little sore and my hipflexors are still tight. Yesterday my recovery pace was a normal easy run pace so I thought that was an indication of my not-pushing hard enough in the race. Now I’m thinking that it’s because I typically run faster in the pm because I was about 20 seconds per mile slower this morning than a normal run. So I think that means yesterday was pretty satisfactory.
Speaking of yesterday, I hope y’all realize that I wasn’t *really* complaining. Intellectually I know that what I did was good and definitely not something to look down on. Emotionally, however, it’s a different story and I think that having really high expectations made my results a little heartbreaking. Plus the whole deal with my friends (whom I am still very annoyed at). So thanks for all the kind (and NOT condescending) words.
Back to this morning. So I’m finishing up my run and as a “warm down” (not exactly a change of my pacing but more of a mental ending to the run) I did a lap around the school. Well apparently the track team was running hill-y intervals (remember, my area = pretty flat) right outside my dorm and it was a little embarrassed to be leered at by about 15 men. Not to mention that I had to pass them twice because the lap of my campus began and ended at my dorm. It was funny that as I passed (both times) anyone who was sitting or walking after a repeat would start moving around to “show off”. Plus, one of the freshman who is apparently on the team as well as in my Spanish class totally tried flirting with me in class using running as a segue. Heh, too bad I’m at least 4 years older 😉
So another run in the books and I’m glad I did it. I haven’t been getting enough sleep this past week and a half or so, so running as hard as I did yesterday exhausted me more. I thought about putting off my run when my alarm woke me up (AGAIN!) because my eyes felt heavy which rarely happens. But I knew that I would have lots of work to do this afternoon (so so true). It’s amazing though how much energy running can give you though. I may crash at 2000 tonight but hey, that’s the life of me haha.