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October 25, 2013 by Amy B
Last two runs have been pretty satisfying.
Wednesday night: I was in a foul mood and needed some separation between my family and me. Last mile was somewhere around 8:37. That felt great. Hard effort, but great.
Last night: The first mile felt terrible, and when I looked down and saw 9:50 after the first lap, I was genuinely shocked. My stomach felt awful (probably from eating a bunch of crap after work) and I thought about turning left instead of right to make it a 3 miler, but I remembered I wasn’t going to have a chance to run after work today. Also, hello team /var/run peer pressure: I figured Nancy was out running 5 miles with her dog in the dark, too.
These runs are feeling pretty comfortable – I’d say a moderately hard effort – but seeing sub-10:00/miles regularly after the marathon makes me feel pretty great.
This weekend: back to MN for a family thing, which means long run = adventure in not getting lost in the suburbs.