Hot & Steamy 9

Saturday morning my alarm went off at 4:15 and I promptly hit snooze. Or so I thought. I actually shut the alarm off and didn’t wake up until nearly 6:00.

Whoops.

The plan was to be running by 5:30, so we would have been nearly 90 minutes behind schedule by the time we hit the trail. After a quick text exchange with Carly, we decided to move the run to Sunday. Again. Back to bed we went.

I had three alarms set for this morning to ensure history wouldn’t repeat itself. Of course, I woke up on my own two minutes before the alarm went off. When I finished getting ready and walked out of my bedroom, there was Carly, explaining she had overslept. Clearly us cheetahs love our sleep.  After getting our stuff together, we headed out.

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When we arrived at Town Lake at 5:30, the air was already exceptionally warm and thick with humidity. We were going to have our work cut out for us.

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Our pacing for the past two long runs was all over the charts, and felt the best way to remedy this was to run 3:1 intervals. And stop to take pictures.

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The intervals worked out really well, and although our average pace was slow (13:08) it was MUCH more consistent than our past runs. Thankfully it was very overcast this morning, but it was still hot as hell. We attempted countless photo ops together, but both looked like we were about to drown in our own sweat and die. Rather than subject you to trainwreck pictures, we stuck with scenic shots.IMG_0549

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One hour and fifty-eight minutes later, our nine mile run was complete. Next week, we’re officially in double digits – TEN!

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Our day now consists of inhaling mimosas, bagels and screwdrivers

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watching mindless TV

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and napping on and off.

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Pork is in the crockpot for pulled pork sandwiches tonight, and the house smells like heaven.

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Perfect day? I think so.

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4 Comments

  1. I miss long run days of early mornings, fabulous breakfasts, and snacks. I did a 8 1/2 mile last week but want more! Looks like you ladies had a great day!

  2. Nice job on the run! Hey, 3:1 works. You gotta do what you gotta do to get those miles in. I’ve been having a hard time keeping up with my running group because of the heat, so I feel ya. It’s miserable out there and I look terrible afterwards. I need a sport where I look cute afterwards.

    • Thank you! You’ve still been running a great pace though, even in the heat. Don’t beat yourself up over it, you’re kicking ass! And yeah, I think the only person who looks runway-ready after a long run is Skinnyrunner. No hope for us common folk…

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