Another fantastic week of training for me. I needed it too, my runs really do help keep me sane. My heel bursitis is mostly just a memory, but it was such a slow healing injury that I still am gentle with it and careful not to bump it or let it rub on the back of my shoe as I'm putting it on.
Monday I ran on the TM because Dallas wanted to go to the Centre, my 30 minute speedeeish run. Tuesday I got a workout of a different kind. Savannah is turning 13 in just over a week and she wanted a room re-do. She's had bright blue walls, zebra print, and posters plastered all over her walls and decided she wanted something a bit more mature. We had to prime the walls in order to paint the light peach color she ended up picking. I started priming while she took the last of her posters down.
You only get a tiny sneak peek of the finished room because she wants her friends to see it in person and told me I wasn't allowed to share pictures all over the internet. (parents of her friends, don't show them this picture or I will likely get in trouble!!!) Can you find the hidden kitty?
My legs and back got a workout with all that painting and moving furniture. Fall has arrived and when Wednesday rolled around I couldn't stand the thought of the treadmill again (Dallas prefers the TM), so at the break of dawn, I threw on a long sleeve tech and ran out the door. It was almost too cold! I took a selfie afterwards, I sat outside for a bit after my 4 miles and was rolling in laughter b/c there were huge wafts (is that a word?) of steam coming off me. I know, I already told you this but what can I say, it was worth mentioning again.
I had promised Dallas that I would take him to the gym since he prefers the TM, so I changed my shirt after my run and off we went! I did leg and arm strength training and then stretched/rested in the little alcove overlooking the pool. It was nice!
Friday was my scheduled long run, I'm back up to 5 miles, and Dallas did not want to get up as early as I needed to do it. This may be an issue in the coming weeks but I have to get these runs done early, partially because of my petsitting. Anyway...I ran alone and on the nice paved trail we like to run. It was crazy foggy but lovely out.
It was a gorgeous run, I tried not to pay much attention to the Garmin and just ran at a comfortable pace. Ran 1.5 out and back to the car, grabbed a drink and then out the other direction 1 mile and then back to make my 5 miles. It was a fantastic run!!
My question for today is about pace, however. Does your pace fluctuate on your Garmin wildly? Sometimes I will look down and see 9:56 and then I'll look down again (when it feels like I'm going the same pace the whole time) and it will be 12:20?? In the end, lately, it always balances out to around 11 minute miles on long runs. Does this happen to you? It causes issues when I'm running with Dallas, he says my pace changes around too much and it frustrates him. Suggestions?