This morning, I was looking forward to doing my long run outside but the temps were a bit too cool and rain was in the forecast. Not my cup of tea. So, I did it on the treadmill in the humid & stuffy gym. It was disgusting, but the run went well. I figured since I didn't get my 3 miles in yesterday I could shoot for 7 and would be happy.
The legs were feeling strong and the knees were feeling great - no pain what-so-ever. I decided to break my run into 3 - 30 minute increments and it looked something like this:
First 30 minutes: 2.5 miles
Second 30 minutes: 2.57 miles
Third 30 minutes: 2.65 miles
Cooldown: 0.28 miles
Total: 8 miles!
It was a decent run. The only thing I noticed was my right hip was getting a bit tight in the last .5 mile. I don't think the legs are used to going that distance, but it was a success!
I was done with my run before 9 am, grabbed coffee and a bagel and am now going to work on paperwork/grad school project for a few hours. This afternoon I am heading up to GF for the night - grilling with some family! My cousin who has been living in NYC for the past couple of years, and her husband, are in the process of moving to Chicago! They are slowly working there way back to the midwest, and closer to her family! We are so excited!
Tomorrow I hope to get in a longer bike ride. At least 20 miles and then maybe a 1-mile run off. Oh, and yoga. It's funny how I leave that until the end of the week.
Happy weekend, y'all!