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I can't believe the 25K is 2 weeks away!
Where did the time go? I remember when training officially began way back in January in the cold and snow. Now we are into May and the race is almost here. Last year at this time if you would have asked me if I was ready my reply would have been no. This year I feel I am a stronger and more confident runner. I am excited for this race as it will be my first since the Chicago Marathon. Let's hope the weather cooperates for us. May in Michigan can be kinda iffy.
I ran a 12 miler on Friday with my occasional running buddy (L) and another runner from our Saturday morning running group (B). We met at B's house since she had a pretty 12 mile route planned for us out along the country roads. The sun was shining and the temperature was 35 degrees. Perfect! We started off strong with the first few miles in the 9:30's. That was a little fast for B as she tends to run 10's. I knew we probably would not be able to run like L and I usually do because the pace was too fast for B, and that was fine with me. My intention was just to have a nice run to get in 12 miles.
Around mile 6, B started having issues with her feet which caused her to stop several times in the next few miles. I stopped with her, but L continued on with no hint of wanting to wait for B. I figured I wouldn't want to be left behind if I was having a hard time so why should I leave her? We all started together so why not encourage one another to the end? By the time L looked back to see where we were, we were at least a mile behind. She just continued on the route and was waiting for us at the end. I was kind of disappointed in L's actions. What do you think? Our pace was 10:30 even with stopping and walking so it still wasn't all that bad. Anyway, it was nice to get my long run done on Friday morning, especially since I had to work Saturday.
In other news, this was our driveway on Sunday at 9:30am
5 yards of mulch.....
and this was our driveway at 11:30am
and this is where it went
It is so nice to finally see flowers in my yard!!!
Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend. Can't wait to read race recaps from this weekend.
Oh, one last thing....I ran a total of 109 miles in April!! Woot....Woot.
- What is your next race?
- Is there proper etiquette when running with a partner, i.e. leave no man behind?
- What is the most you ran in a month?