|On top of the Narrow's Bridge|
My "long" run last Friday according to my training plan was 6 miles at a pace of 8:56. However, when I woke up to sunny blue skies I decided it was time to head out for a leisurely and enjoyable 10 miler over the Narrows Bridge. The last time I ran over 8 miles during a run was on December 4th at the Las Vegas Rock n Roll Half Marathon! Holy smokes. It was time to make sure I still had double digits in my legs!
|Warm enough for bare legs!!|
I headed down 6th avenue towards War Memorial Park, and as I passed one of the bus stops this guy starts saying "hey there beautiful. come over here beautiful" then after I went past I heard him comment on my nice booty. Awesome- I wonder if he would have paid for my bus fare if I had decided to join him? Tempting! Not. I just pretended like I couldn't hear him and picked up my pace a bit.
|The bridge view from War Memorial Park|
|Amazing view from the top of the bridge|
|View of Tacoma from the Gig Harbor side of the bridge.|
|Enjoying my run and being a cheeseball|
I was happy with my performance, the 10 miles felt great and I could have kept going easily. I need to sneak in 2-3 more long runs between now and April 7th because I will be running a half marathon that day without actually doing a training plan for one. Hmmm. That is not like me one bit, but I think I can make it work!
This week I am going to step my training up a notch. I will start phase 2 of P90X2 and also increase my paces for my 5K training plan from 25:20 to 25:00. I think I am ready and it can't hurt to give it a try. Tomorrow I will test it out, on the plan is 10x400 meters in 1:51 (a 7:24 pace) instead of 1:52 (7:28 pace). And in place of X2 Core I will be doing X2 Chest+Back+Balance after my run. Still loving P90X2!! And I am getting a bit antsy to run a race- not sure if I can wait until March 17th. I may need to get my fix before then- anybody know a good local 5K this month?!?