Today was a lovely day for recovery runs. My legs felt better today than they ever have post-20 miler which I contribute to hydrating better on the run and wearing my recovery socks to bed even though they were super hot!
On the schedule for today's recovery was a 6 mile morning, and a 5 mile afternoon run. Both felt good. Ran the morning half alone and half with my mom. Then went for a nice swim. In the afternoon I went into the "city" to do my second run along the bay. It was SUPER windy and the waves were white-capping, but I love running along the water. Plus, the people watching was great today- lots of characters out there. I also felt very energetic running 7:38 pace, with my last mile at 7:22. Although I am trying to do slower recovery runs, I also don't want to forget what MP-ish feels like. So my stipulation to myself when I feel my body going faster at the beginning of a run is that I need to finish it as fast or faster. None of this going out hard and dying stuff that I do so well! Even on a short run! I parked at a public beach and jumped into the Bay immdiatly post-run. Which was amazing, playing in the waves and wind and all. Until I lost my headband, which was sad because I have an unhealthy attachment to inanimate objects....so yeah.
Now I'm just getting packed up and ready to head back downstate for the work week. I have to make a stop at my parents' downstate house tomorrow night, then back to my place for a few days of early mornings + bakery shifts. But that also means running with friends! :) And I love my apartment, so its all good. I just wish summer wasn't going by so darn fast!