Last run before the half marathon on Saturday; I’ll probably go for a nice long dog walk tomorrow, maybe jog a few minutes with them, and stretch.
Distance: 4 miles, Time: 37:43, Pace: 9:26, Elevation Gain: 182
42 degrees at the start, didn’t check when I got home, but I imagine since I was only out for 40 minutes, not a whole lot changed beyond a degree. It was sunny with a light breeze. I wore long tights and long sleeve shirt with black jacket. It seemed chilly when I let the dogs out; I should have just stuck with a tank and jacket. I got quite warm after a mile. Blue shoes (oops).
English muffin, one cup of coffee for breakfast. Left at 9:45. Good run! I ran a little faster than I do for a longer run and it was fine. Hard work going up hills though! I took a new route, this time going into and out of a different park entrance and around the loop at Cherokee Park in the opposite direction as usual, the same direction as the race on Saturday. I feel like the hills in that direction aren’t as bad. I guess they are longer and not as steep. Anything’s better than that damn hill at the golf course and luckily that fucker is not part of the race route. Body felt good–no right leg twinges yay! I listened to Eluveitie again, Slania, probably my favorite album of theirs.
2 minute run/30 second walk intervals. I’m still not sure what I want to do on Saturday. That or 90/30? My goal is to finish and enjoy myself doing it. No real goal on time, though sub 2:20 would be fabulous.