- December 9 - 72 degrees/soupy
- December 13 - 32 degrees
- December 15 - 67 degrees/rain
- December 18 - 45 degrees
I ran with Erica last Thursday for the first time since the half - we took it nice and easy and my legs felt great. On Saturday, Jeff and I met up with several of our running club peeps for a short run - we ended up doing 4.5 miles. Oh yeah, it rained. Too bad I didn't check the radar beforehand, as I didn't wear a hat or visor, and that made visibility a little fuzzy...glasses plus raindrops are never good.
Yes, we matched. The shirts were just begging to be worn!
The run was a good one - we took it easy (haha, are you sensing a theme here?) and ran one of our regular routes backward, which was a nice change.
Yesterday, I did my half mile warm up, one mile fast, half mile cool down. It went well, although I felt like it took me about an entire mile to get really warmed up - but that could have been related to the cold weather. I meant to stop my Garmin after the half mile warm up and restart if for the speed mile, but I went right into it. I was pushing myself, but holy moly, a mile is a long way for me to push! My average pace for the mile and a half run was 12:16, so I'm pretty sure my speed mile was well under 12:00, but I'll have to wait until next week to do this again and get a specific starting point.
Sam is home and came running with Jeff and I yesterday - he stayed with us for the first half mile, then went on ahead. Here's a couple of shots of Jeff and him finishing together:
...would you believe, it was 80 degrees later on in the day? Texas weather. Freaky.
Sam will be here for the next 10 days or so, and he's become quite the workout enthusiast, so I think I'll try to piggyback on that and work on adding in some cross-training to my exercise. Sam even has a consultation scheduled tomorrow with my old trainer, Brad, to make sure that he's doing all of his lifting correctly...is it wrong that I hope Brad makes him do a couple of burpees while he's there? Hah!