Wednesday: 3.8 miles, 9:04 pace
Thursday: 3.0 miles, 9:09 pace
Saturday: 3.0 miles (?), trails
Sunday: 3.5 miles, 8:45 pace
Total miles run: 13.3
Monday and Tuesday I was not feeling ok to run with my knee still very raw and un-bendable, but everything was fine by Wednesday. Saturday we made it out to Brown County State Park to run Hesitation Point, a moderately rugged trail with a steep decline to the forest floor. It had been a while since I’d run trails, and good trails (I wasn’t much a fan of the ones in Kansas) at that. Though it had rained in the days prior, the trail itself only had a few muddy parts and I thoroughly enjoyed crashing down to the bottom. Of course, I then had to return to the top, which was definitely hard but a good hard. Some points I thought I’d never reach the top, only to find moments later I was getting another wind. My ankles today feel pretty sore from all the stabilizing they did yesterday, but another 3.5 miles felt good and fast on the treadmill. The 8K is this coming Saturday, which I aim to keep a 9:00 pace (or under) for the run. I also picked up this year’s model of the Brooks PureFlows as I hadn’t bought a new pair in a year. Bright blue this time instead of bright pink. Black anyone? Please?
On Repeat: Queens of the Stone Age – Go with the flow