Saturday - 8 miles @ easy pace. Gentle run. Not too many kinks to work out. General fatigue and tightness from the previous day's hard run. Got out around 5:15am. Still trying to figure out if my ankle is rolling and if so at what speeds. I fiddled with my foot planting and found the strikes that cause it in my right calfish area.
I saw Mrs. Fueling Strong start her long run and we exchanged a side five! I also got to finally meet Bethany @ Accidental Intentions on my way home.
After my run, I rounded up the household and we went to Ikea for the day to buy some new furniture for our place when we move. Upon trying to collect the couch, there was a second couch that was stuck to it and made the task a bit of a scare. I felt like this trying to hold it up:
My stomach was a bit of a blah in the evening, so my dinner was rather small. My energy levels for my long run would face the consequences.
Sunday Plan - 16 miles @ 7:43ish pace. End Result: 16 miles @ 7:40 pace.
My first 10 miles were a little fast as I tried to ease into the pace. The slightly faster speed resulted in better posture and foot planting. The small dinner and humidity at this point started to bear down on me.
My splits started going on pace or maybe a little slower. I didn't mind as this would help my overall time get closer to the target time rather than finish too fast (TWSS).
I also got to run for a minute with Pete who took another graceful photo:
I got back home with drenched sneakers and have been slowly refueling since. I'm hoping to make it out to Runner's Edge this evening to get a recheck on my sneaker needs.
Have a great evening!