This past weekend was free from races so I ran a solid ten miler on Saturday and then 10k on Sunday morning. Because of fall back, Red woke up an hour earlier than usual so I had to wait until 9:30 to get my run on. What surprised me was how fast I was going and how effortless it felt. I’m used to jumping out of bed at 5 a.m. and taking off with stiff legs and a general weariness.
Monday was a rough morning because Red had a weird screaming fit from midnight to one and then I couldn’t fall back asleep. Maybe she is going to have night terrors like I did. Oh Joy. I decided to take an off day, but the whole day I felt like running. So Red fell asleep early and I hopped on the treadmill. Ran 8 miles at 7:17 pace. Whoa. Again, I am way slower in the early morning.
Because my legs were tired from Monday night, I slept in again on Tuesday and thought that would be my off day. Well it was election day and it was gloomy and this made me feel very lazy. I wanted to snap out of it, so I hoped Red would fall asleep early again so I could do a night run. Lo and behold, she did! I purposely wore her out by bringing her to the nearly dead mall and letting her run around for an hour. Then I fed her a cheeseburger and took her for a walk. BOOM sleep. Ran intervals on the treadmill with 6.23 miles at 7:07 pace. Sooo I’m thinking races should always be at night.
I think I may be done with races for the rest of 2012 which is kind of sad. There are a couple I could do, but they are 5ks and I hate to spend the money during the holiday shopping season. I need a new goal before I get bored and crazy. I applied for the NYC half marathon on a whim, but with the deferrals, I doubt I will get in. I kind of hope I don’t because I doubt I will have the money to travel there. yikes. My next possible marathon is a new one in Marion Iowa in April. So I won’t start that training until January. Though I could possibly do St Louis in early April. I’ll see what happens.