Rest. Labor day parties > run
Back strength training. I was sore for about two days after this workout.
It took me until Thursday to really find time to run this week. That makes me sad, but then I think about the 90 degree heat turning into pouring rain and it's not that sad.
I had a great run Saturday in perfect weather.
Saturday ended up being full of cleaning, shopping, cooking and wine drinking.
That is a good thing to remember for Sunday.
Sunday Runday! I wanted to get in one more long run before next weekend. Time was tight as I was finishing up the cooking and cleaning for our Bears season opener party, but I can just about always make time for running.
Running as a female is always an interesting experience between the honks and the catcalls. Today I ran into a competitive male runner that just did not want to be out run by a girl. He passed me at my fifth mile, which was all good by me. I needed to save my legs for 7 more miles. Just over a mile down the path, he was running slow uphill and I was closing in. We both had the same turnaround point and he noticed me closing in. He took off up the hill while I continued to maintain my pace. Another mile down the trail I had caught up to the point of me passing him and as soon as I did, he picked up his pace. I was tired of the cat and mouse chase so I picked up it for a while to get some distance between us. 10 minutes past by and here he was again. This time I let him go. He passed me again.... and he tripped and fell.
It took a lot of energy to hold it together and not burst out laughing.
I'd say he got what he deserved for his poor running etiquette.
Less than 6 days until the Fox Valley Marathon and I can't wait to run fast (for me)!
What are you looking forward to this week?