**Yesterday I claimed it to have been 31 miles but apparently I can't count...
Let me just say, even though I thoroughly enjoyed every mile I ran on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (WOAH A FIVE DAY STREAK!), I do not plan on cramming 32 miles into 5 days again anytime soon. Don't get me wrong, I feel great, but I have been neglecting my strength training, and I don't see the need for me to be running 5 days in a row at this point.
BUT.... it was fun!
Wednesday and Thursday were two normal 5 mile runs around my neighborhood before work. I ran my normal pace at my normal effort and I felt great.
On Thursday evening, I checked the weather forecast for the next day. There was going to be lots of rain, but there would be a break between 6am-7am... my running time! Perfecto! So I "slept in" until 6am on Friday. When I awoke, it was a torrential downpour! I went out for my run anyway since it was pretty warm out. And you can't get wetter than wet, right? I was running through 8 inches of standing water at several parts of my neighborhood 5 mile run. It was literally like running through a stream. I felt so alive, though. I am glad I bucked up and did it!
Saturday was LONG RUN DAY! I ended up playing mental games with myself. I wanted to get in 8 miles... but as I was approaching 8, I realized it was actually going to be 8.1 until I got back to my house, so I might as well keep going and make it an even 9 miles. But when I got to 8.6, I felt good and thought I should just keep going until I hit the double digits. I finally stopped at 10 miles. Woohoo!
Saturday evening, I ran again! But I had a good reason. I attended the Spring Formal Prom Run and got in 3 tipsy miles in a formal gown, running shoes, and tiara!
Not our normal running gear... But who likes being normal?
I was psyching myself up to take a rest day on Sunday (some people have to psych themselves up to exercise, I have to psych myself up to not exercise), but I didn't follow through. Instead, I ran 4 miles around my neighborhood, which turned into a progression run! Here were my splits:
And the finished product....
The thing I am most pleased about with this progression run was that I felt so STRONG during the entire time. I wasn't putting forth full effort. This is a good sign. Isn't it funny how one week you can feel really crappy and another you feel great!?
Tell me about an awesome run you had recently!