Gulf Coast Half Marathon
Senior Bowl Charity Run 10K
Double Bridge Run 15K
Here we go! The second week of half marathon training! This week 8 miles was on the schedule!
It was also the end of the first week of school so I wasn't sure how much energy I was going to have for this run lol! I totally forgot to map out a route the night before. So I basically just started running and let the miles lead me!
The temperature was 74 degrees and it was 95% humidity so it was pretty hot and steamy.
I made sure to run a slower pace than normal. I wanted to be around the 9 minute mile mark.
The sun was starting to rise when I started my run. I love watching the sunrise!
The first mile felt great! I got into a good rhythm and pace. And I enjoyed my surroundings!
I made it to the end of the road where I usually turn around.
But since I didn't have a route I decided to make a left on that road and run a couple of neighborhoods that I hadn't run in awhile.
That road was a busy 4 lane highway but luckily it was early in the morning so there wasn't a ton of traffic.
I made it into my first neighborhood and did the big loop in there. The sun was just starting to show! It was gorgeous!!!!
I left that neighborhood and ran in the one next door. The best part....I was feeling so great! Once I left that neighborhood I headed back towards home. But last minute I decided to run the big loop in the first neighborhood again. I really wasn't sure about the mileage since I hadn't made a route.
Then I finally made it back onto the road that lead home.
I checked my Garmin and knew I couldn't head home yet. I still had some mileage to run. So I took a left and headed to a tiny one street neighborhood. That was just what I needed to run and make my mileage!
I was pretty close to negative splits for each mile! That made me happy!
I'm super thankful that slowing down has made me start to enjoy my long runs again!
QOTD: Do you prefer to map out a route or just go where the run takes you?