Monday, October 18, 2010
My run was exactly that. Slow and easy yesterday. I did a trail run and with all the leaves down, it was hard to see the surface, so I had to slow down.
About 4 minutes into my run, I saw my good pal, Paula. She and I used to work together (we both got laid off on the same day) and we would walk together at lunch or go to the fitness room. We chatted for a little bit. She sounds and looks like she's doing great.
There were 2 big hills to tackle on Middle Ridge Trail then a nice long downhill to the intersection of Middle Ridge and Railroad Grade. I swung a right onto Railroad Grade and had a gradual climb and some rolling terrain. I made it to the end of Railroad Grade in a field just outside of the cabin area. I hung a left and up some more hills to the pavement and cabin area. Took another left (starting to sound like a nascar race, eh?) onto the pavement of the cabin area road to the 4 way intersection near the lodge. Turned left (you're surprised by this, right??) and had a strong downhill run to the finish.
I ran 13min/mile. It was such a beautiful day that I stopped and took pictures along the way. I'm sure that if I were running on flat pavement, my time would have been more in line with the rest of my runs, but I remind myself that Sunday is a long, slow day no matter what.
When I got home, I spent about an hour in the garden pulling plants and preparing it for winter. My sunflowers were like trying to dig trees up out of the ground. I had a ton of peppers and carrots left and a few green beans.
I have a 2.5 mile run programmed for today and hopefully a weight training session tonight before or after fire dept training. I really need to work my upper body since I haven't been getting in the amount of swimming I would like.
Have a great day!