Oh man, can I just say that I'm SO READY for the weekend!?!?! Tomorrow will be my 12th day of work in a row between the two jobs (cuz I had to work last Sunday which is usually my 'weekend.') Good news is, once I'm done with bakery + teaching tomorrow, I get to go home to my parents' house and don't have to work Saturday! Well, I am helping my mom with this volunteer Science Competition thing, but that'll be cool. I'm just ready to NOT be teaching/at the bakery for a few days.
But enough of my whining, cuz y'all know I love being busy...... ;)
Today = some good runs. Began the day with a lovely 7 miler through the country. 7:38 pace = not too shabby. My paces are slowly dropping back down (since Boston) without me trying too hard, which is good. I didn't want to do anymore than that because evening = tempo run with my friend Mike. He told me to pick what we were doing, and I decided on a progressive tempo.
1 mile warmup - 8:30ish pace
Tempo miles = 7:15, 7:10, 7:05, 7:00
2 mile cooldown - 8:30ish pace
1 mile warmup - 7:35 (yikes, I guess we were excited!?!?)
Tempo miles = 7:12, 7:04, 6:59, 7:01
2 mile cooldown - 7:57, 7:17!!
Total = 7:17 pace
So I was pretty pleased with this. Honestly, it bugged me not to get that last mile under 7, but whatevs. Our warmup and cooldowns were fast! Our normal loop is a bunch of dirt roads that had recently been 'graded' which basically meant that every car that passed put up a huge cloud of dusk for us to choke on and the footing was really rocky and bad. Overall, it was a good run. 14 mile day. All good.
Tomorrow = bakery -> running -> teaching -> meeting my mom to set up the science competition Hopefully some good eats in there with the mother! :) I'm off to pack for the weekend!