Running takes commitment no matter how much you love it. I am a runner. I love to run. I get cranky when I don't run. I even get jealous when I see someone running on the side of the road and I am driving somewhere I need to be. But even with all that love, it can still be really hard to pull myself out of the warmth of my bed at 4:00 am to go do a long run.
But as a running mom, I know what I need to do and I need to get those long runs in when I can. Usually, they are slated for Wednesdays prior to work but I felt a 10 mile run after 13.1 miles on Sunday might be pushing it a wee bit too far right now. So I ran today.
In all reality, my run ended at 9.62 miles with an average pace of 9'02" per mile. I started out easy and picked up the pace after the initial 1 mile warm-up. Then at mile 4 I really picked up my pace and was running at a pace of 8'30" or less. My goal was to work on running on tired legs to improve performance in my races. I was just slowing down for my cool down when my sensor up and died on me. It is quite funny to hear "activity stopped" when you are still running along. I took it as a sign to just wrap things up for the day since I did need to get to work and on the way, I had to make a pit stop to get supplies for the Easter Bunny.
What's next? I plan on running 6 miles tomorrow with my darling daughter, a short run of 3 miles on Easter (again with my darling daughter), and then two days of rest before 14 miles on Wednesday. I'll let you know how it goes.