Were you on the edge of your seat all morning waiting to hear if the bum ankle would hold up today? Have you been refreshing your email and Facebook in the hopes that my “Today’s workout” status update would appear?
No? Just my mom? Oh. That’s okay, because I have GOOD NEWS EVERYONE! [Aside: anyone else a huge “Futurama” fan?!]
Today’s joyful Sunday run happened! And it was EXCELLENT. No ankle pain, lots of pep in my step, and perfect weather. I had an 11 mile endurance zone run on the training schedule, but was feeling strong and added an extra mile just for shits and giggles. I did my favorite route through the fancy part of town: 12 miles of bliss, rolling hills, and sunshine at an average pace of 8:39.
I wore the same outfit I wore during the LA Marathon, reminding my body that we had done much more than today’s run. I also broke my coach’s one cardinal rule and listened to music today (sorry, coach…does it help that I did an extra mile?!). Both things helped, I think.
I’m will continue to take it easy on the ankle and get rest when I need it, but for today, its all good. 🙂
Total miles: 12:02
Total time: 1:44
Average pace: 8:39
Average HR overall: 149
Average HR by mile: 133, 143, 150, 152, 151, 153, 152, 151, 152, 149, 150, 155
Route: Fiesta Days + to and from home; rolling hills