Saturday, February 12, 2011

10 Miles...Check

Well this morning started off super chilly, but warmed up nicely. It was funny though, I was sitting at the kitchen table early this morning watching quite a few people running past. Our house is on the marathon route, so I guess some people are likely running the route or parts of it. I just couldn't figure out why they would run at 28 degrees when it was going to warm up to low 50's.

I really would have preferred to get the run in sooner, but really wanted to wait for the temps to warm up. We were really fairly productive while waiting. Jason vacuumed the area rugs, I cleaned the kitchen, then we rearranged the living room.

After all that productivity, we finally headed out for our run. The training plan called for a 10K today. I made the executive decision to ditch that plan today and go for miles not speed. The goal was 10 miles, and 10 miles we did. I really hope to be able to hit 11 next week. I need to do that mentally more than anything.

For the most part, it was a really good run. The weather was gorgeous and almost no wind (for a change). I was having some piriformis pain and my IT band was starting to feel tight near the end. This just meant extra stretching and time with the TriggerPoint Therapy Kit when we got home.

Unfortunately, running so much later means the day has sort of gotten away from me. I did have other to-do list items. But we'll be doing a late lunch/early dinner instead then meeting up with some friends for drinks. I have no idea what's on tap (pun intended), but I'm sure we'll have a great time visiting.

Sorry for the super short post, but I gotsta eat!

Happy Saturday!