Today I attempted (and completed) my first double digit run post back injury.
Since I’m becoming a smarter runner I took that fact into account as well as the weather. Unless you’ve been living under a rock lately you should know that the weather on the east coast is far too warm.
I’m pretty sure that I’ve never run in temperatures that high. I’m definitely sure that I’ve never run double digits in temperatures that high.
While my pace and total time was significantly slower than two weeks ago I’m okay with that. I’m thankful that I was able to get out and run. I’m thankful that I was able to run well considering the circumstances.
As a side note, I don’t think I have ever seen more people (walkers, runners and cyclists) out on the Swamp Rabbit Trail, ever. I know there are some crazy runners in Greenville but I had no idea there were that many. 🙂
Finally, I took the time on the run to reevaluate my goals for Savannah. I realized this week that because my training cycle was so long (19 weeks) that this set back did not derail my plan.
Before I started my run this morning I made some adjustments to the July portion of my schedule to accommodate a smart build up in mileage and my California trip at the end of the month.
The goals I laid out here still stand. Through smart training I know I can run at least a 4:15:xx marathon. My reach goal remains a sub 4:10:xx marathon.
Up next? Red, White and Blue Shoes 5k on Wednesday (aka my birthday) with my family. So excited!