Sometimes you just need a nice tempo run to get you back in the groove. Today I decided that I was going to do a warm up, a 24 minute tempo and then a cool down. I haven’t done any tempo work lately, and I relied on my heart rate monitor to get me in the right range (since I wasn’t really sure where I would be!).
I was pleasantly surprised! I ran 24 minutes at 7:30 pace, so a 23:18 5k. I am very happy given my decreased mileage and general lack of speed work as of late. It was nice to get my legs cranking again—it was a good kind of fatigue later this afternoon.
Later this evening we are headed down to Pittsburgh for my cousin’s wedding. We aren’t leaving until my husband gets home from work, so I will definitely get a run in during the morning. My mother is going to drive down with us, and we are going to try to get in about four hours before we stop off along the way.
Both boys are going to be in the wedding—I am so excited to see them in their little tuxedos! Hopefully they cooperate for the ceremony. It’s going to be so much fun. It’s on a farm, so there should be a lot of opportunity for the boys to get their energy out.
We will be in Southwestern PA until Sunday, when we drive part of the way back, with the final leg on Monday. I am very excited to see family, especially my sister who will be flying in from California Thursday evening!