Run 1 (6:02 am): 1 solo mile to warm up.
|Me and Amanda|
Run 2 (6:12 am): 8 mile (a.k.a. 7.55 mile) training run with USA Fit. We did a four mile loop twice and when it was done we were at 7.55 miles so I kept running and stopped at 8 miles. It was good to finish out the miles since we were really short. The first two runs were together on my garmin, 9.01 miles, 1:39:57, 11:06/mi. I'm learning to slow down.
Run 3 (10:01 am): Freihofer's Run for Women 5K. A.k.a. the run I do with elite runners from around the world and 4,000+ other women. A.k.a. the cookie run and maybe the reason my tummy hurts. I ran this with a friend who was doing a 5K for the first time in 13 years. I stayed with her, and much to her surprise, I ran with my camera. She did awesome and we finished in 35:15, 3.17 miles, 11:08/mi.
|9 miles done, only 4.1 to go at this point|
|Neighbor Heather and me pre-race|
|Lined up and waiting for the 'gun'|
Can you see the elites up front? Me neither.
Run 4 (12:29 pm): I needed to finish out my 13.1 miles so when I got home I took Maddie for a run. This was the worst part of today's run. Not because it was at the end, but because .4 miles into the run a pit-bull attacked my dog. Thank all that is good and nice that both Maddie and I are fine. The pit-bull is fine too, but not on my happy list. Neither is the dogs owner. The dog was going after Maddie and I'm yelling at the owner to get their dog off mine and the owner saunters over in no hurry and starts swearing at the dog. Really? Like the dog understands cursing. Thankfully there were some wonderful neighbors who came out to make sure both Maddie and I were fine. Once Maddie relaxed (the fur on her back was up) and I stopped shaking we booked it home. First part of second run ~10/mile, second part ~8:40/mi.
All in all it was a fun and eventful day. Next week is a cutback week so I'll be taking it a little more easy.