Wake up and see this on me phone:
|Rain... and dry conditions will continue?|
So its dry and raining? Go home weather.com, you're drunk! I check the radar and it showed the rain moved out of the area. Score!
I just bought a new battery for my phone since my previous one was losing its charge waaaay too fast. Decided to give the new battery a test and run Endomondo and a GPS booster for my run. I wanted to also focus on respecting the full length of my warm up and cool down distances (1.5 miles both).
As someone who has a time deadline to get back home from my runs, slowing down isn't my favorite thing to do. It took me awhile to respect the need for easy/recovery runs, and make sure I wake up earlier to do them. Now as I am prepping myself for my training program for Chicago marathon, the plan requires a 1.5 to 3 mile warm up and cool down for your harder run days (strength/interval/tempo days). Initially, I responded like, aint nobody got time for that!
As I settle into my current weekly mileage, and running first thing in the morning, I initially accepted a warm up period, but not much of a cool down. I didn't want to see my average pace time go down that much. Today, I broke that mental barrier, when I heard my phone yell out 7.5 miles, I dropped my speed down and just glided home the last 1.5 miles. I checked my splits and funny enough, my body didn't really warm up until mile 3. Although, I still put a note in my running log so my Runkeeper friends know that wasn't my constant pace, hah...
The run itself was okay. My stomach let me run about 90% of the speed I wanted, whenever I went up to the pace I wanted, it pushed back, oh well! The weather was damp, foggy, and maybe a very light drizzle. The trees were shaking what their momma gave them and would give you a quick shower if you weren't careful. I guess it was misting enough to soak my socks though... yummy.
The crowd I saw earlier in the week was not seen, even south of Belmont. I guess 40s and puddles kept some people in bed. I saw most of my normies, for my daily nods/waves/thumbs up. Oddly enough, the traffic starting picking up north of Montrose. I saw a few groups come out to run that I hadn't seen since last fall. It was like fire sale on waves and hellos! Great way to cheer up the last couple miles.
Glad I got my running fix, that it is Friday, and hoping tomorrow morning will mimic last weekend and start like this (Excuse the PJs and front facing camera resolution!)
|Saturday Morning Snuggles!|
Did you brave the Misty
Mountains paths today?