Before I forgot to post it, I saw I was #12 in the top 100 running blogs of 2013 - Reader's Choice Award.
5k Addict for getting me on the list. I'll put this on my sidebar soon.
Now for runs. Yesterday was a recovery 6 miles. Easy run pace, just some meditation running. Too many clouds early on to get any photos.
Today, ladder intervals - 400/800/1200/1600/1200/800/400, 400 meter medium pace between, with warm up and cool downs, totaling about 10 miles.
I woke up at 4am, had a cup of ice coffee with some sugar to help add a little to the tank. It did its job internally, although I am starting to feel the repercussions of having a sporadic appetite the last 4 or so days. My energy was shot, and my legs were pretty blah. Right near the start of the path, this middle ages man carrying an umbrella was walking north, I veered off about 10 feet from him to be safe, and he started to unzip his pants, wtf... I ran faster to get away and didn't look back for at least 100 feet and he was staring at me. CREEPY.
I then met up with Erin a little down the path, warned her not to go north, and then she looped back at that point for some warm up miles, we chatted a few, then split ways.
The gnats were back today. And when I say back, I'm talking Michael Jordan back to win titles. For once they were worse in Lakeview and LP, rather than Uptown and Edgewater. I got home and I was covered in them from the shorts up. SO GROSS. I ate a few for sure as well.
I also saw Mrs. Fueling Strong on the way back, who maintains a cheery hello!
I was on a decent pace up to the 1600, but I lost it there. I was hearing phantom beeps from my phone indicating my distance was done and to slow down, but it wasn't it. I left the running zone and kept thinking I overran the distance. I recovered a little for the 1200 and 800. Glad to get it done. Looking forward to MP day on Friday.
And here are a couple photos I take just for you guys, same beach, 75 minutes apart:
I'm looking forward to running in the cooler morning air if the forecast is correct.
And for everyone in the WRCE..
Have a good day!