Yesterday included a yoga for athletes class, and my first BLT of the summer for dinner. I swear my cholesterol spikes each summer, because I have to have at least a BLT a week. Along with the BLT was a quick corn/tomato/and basil salad.
This morning the cloudy skies were deceiving. What seemingly should have a been a pleasant run was anything not. I was up for an easy day and decided to head up 16th Street. I know easy days are important, but it is always hard for me to commit to them. I inevitably push harder than I should, work in sprints, (because otherwise it gets boring) or push pace when I shouldn’t. Today my easy day was a compromise. Run up 16th and get in some work on the hill that is 16th Street, but run at a nice easy pace for the entire run. Today wasn’t as hot as the last few in DC, but the air was thick with humidity. I felt like I was running in water. I got in 4.60 miles in 42:15. An average pace of 9:11 and splits at 9:15/8:49/9:46/9:03/8:51.
Going to take these two for a walk before work!
My face turns bright red, like tomato red for a at least an hour after a run. Nothing but time eases me back to my normal complexion. Anyone else?