Hooray for Wednesday! We’re half way through the week.
Yesterday it was nice and sunny so I was able to run in Central Park after work. I ran the Lower Loop three times making my run a little over 5 miles.
The best part: people watching and the fact that it was light out the entire time. Two bad things: the horse poop smell from the touristy horse carriages and the awesome smell of the Nuts-4-Nuts carts. It was a little torturous to run by that cart… I wanted to stop so bad!!!
My legs were definitely a little tight from the race on Sunday (I should have stretched more post-race) and didn’t really feel great until around mile three. I wanted to stop because my legs felt tired but I didn’t because of two things: 1) The half-marathon is so soon!!! 2) The readers of my blog! I can’t let you guys down!!! 🙂
I timed myself during the run and my time was 43:48. That’s around an 8:30 pace… I was really surprised! My legs were tired and I wanted to stop but apparently I was doing just fine.
Tonight I’m running three miles and then taking a lot of time to stretch. It’s no fun to run when your leg muscles feel tight.
This week I have a lot of mileage to run due to the upcoming Vegas trip (no time to run there, Ryan’s Birthday Celebration!!!!) and the half-marathon. Yesterday was five miles, tonight three miles, Thursday five miles and then Saturday the big 1-0.
My little leggies are going to be tired and angry with me but they’ll thank me on April 2nd!