Will Stop (Running) for Deer!
|I Spy Two Deer!|
Monday (2/4) - When I was out running in the park, I looked up to find three deer running in the same direction that I was running. When they saw me, they stopped to stare and I grabbed my phone to take pictures. I followed them over to the creek area on the side of the park to get the photo. 5 miles with miles 2, 3, and 4 at 9:07, 8:53, 8:53/mi. pace. Goal pace was 9:09 or better.
Tuesday- strength training/core work
Wednesday- 5 miles with 4 x 800 m. with 90 second rests. My 800's weren't as fast as I wanted: 9:15, 9:07, 9:10, and 8:53/mile. A 4 hour marathon pace is 9:09/mile, to give this some perspective.
Thursday- I saw another deer! Wow, you might think I live in the woods with all of the deer I've seen this week! 4 miles and strength training/core work.
Friday (2/8) - 9 miles. I ate some oatmeal topped with cinnamon and raisins before I ran, but at mile 2, all that I could think about was my empty stomach and my heavy legs. I told myself that I'd feel better after I stopped for a drink of water, only half believing myself, but I really did feel better!
My Weimaraner ran 7.5 miles with me. I dropped her off at home and then I picked up the speed: 9:34 (1 mile) and 9:07 (last 1/2 mile). Overall pace: 10:01.
Last 5 Days: 4 runs, 23 miles of running, 2 days strength/core work, 18 peanut M&M's, and 4 deer!