I am so happy that I got my 5 runs done this week! But boy was I tired.
As usual the weather has been changing almost every single day. I was cold on Tuesday when I ran 5 miles.
Wednesday’s workout was 3×3 minutes and 6×1 minute intervals with 2 minutes recovery. I love how light it is earlier in the morning. I can leave my house without wearing a headlamp. I ran in shorts and compression socks. Great workout but I was tired at the end.
I had to run 3 miles on Thursday but woke up very tired. I slept in and felt much better. I did my run on Friday morning. Picture below is using the portrait filter in my iPhone. 🙂
Friday we went to The Field Museum. It has been years since I’ve been there. We thought the students would be bored but in fact they loved it!
Saturday morning was back at The Arboretum. I had to run 8 miles with 6 miles warmup and 2 at a faster pace. I will admit that I didn’t think I could do it with the hills. I did 4 and then turned around to do another 4. Mile 4 is mostly downhill so I struggled with mile 5 since it was uphill. Mile 6 was mostly trying to recover. I took a Huma Gel at mile 4 and it must have kicked in after mile 6 because miles 7 and 8 were my fastest! Definitely a GREAT feeling!
Sunday was back at Lake Katherine. It was cloudy and humid but still very pretty and peaceful.
Overall almost 25 miles for the week. Pretty pleased with how I did. Excited to see how I do next week.
Linking up with Kim and Deborah for the Weekly Run Down.