After getting the middle one off to school I ran my fav 6.5 loop (50:12/ 7:43) and felt pretty good. I ran my 3.5 out and back twice (53:15/ 7:36) that evening to avoid the hills on the longer loop. That run really took it out of me.
Thur - Nov 19
Again after the morning bus routine, I went for a run but only got in 3.5 (28:47/ 8:13) in the rain before feeling like I was pushing way too much too soon. So I called it a day.
Friday - Nov 20
I ran 6.5 (53:10/8:10) this morning. I felt like I was running in sand. I thought after eating better yesterday (I lost about 5ish pounds being sick) I would be better fueled for my run but my legs still feel a bit heavy. I want to run again tonight even though I have a short race on Saturday. I know that is not how most runners perform their best but I often do better on slightly "warmed" legs than legs that have rested too much. I will wait and see how the evening goes.
I am eager for the 5k on Saturday. It is a benefit race for a local young lady who is battling cancer. She is really having a difficult time. You can read about her here: http://www.occnews.net/heathermillerstory.htm
This reminds me everyday that my family is very blessed. I hope we all take time this holiday season to do something for someone else who is not as fortunate as we are.
I am also running for Kelly's sister Cathy. Read about her here http://www.runfastmommy.com/
To all the runners this weekend. Enjoy those races!!