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First 8 Mile Post Pregnancy

Last week was my first 7 mile run, and I wasn't 100% sure what this week's long run would be especially since I haven't slept much this entire week. I had wanted to do 8, but just wasn't sure if that was going to happen this week. 
The temp was only 71, but it was VERY VERY humid. Within a mile, I was soaked with sweat already.Also, the route that I was running, I had to pass my car 4 times which I don't like to do. It makes it too easy to just stop. 
But I found the will power today to keep moving. The main goal was just to do the distance. But, I also had hoped that I could keep the pace to the mid to lower 11:00's. For the most part, I ran a fairly even pace give or take 30 seconds. Mile splits were: Mile 1 ~ 10:40, Mile 2 ~ 11:17, Mile 3 ~ 11:13, Mile 4 ~ 11:32, Mile 5 ~ 11:09, Mile 6 ~ 11:30, Mile 7 ~ 10:56, Mile 8 ~ 11:14. Overall, my average pace was 11:11. I was pleased today with the distance and the pace. 
I do believe I may have patted myself on the bac…

First 7 Miler post pregnancy

Today was NOT the ideal day to do this. But I had already set a goal and the weekend weather didn't look much better. At 5:00am today it was 83 degrees with 70% humidity which made it feel like 89. I armed myself with 2 running belts (one for my phone, the other for my water bottles). My phone won't fit in the pouch for my water bottle belt, and with the conditions I thought I really needed my phone with me in case I needed help.

Around mile 2, I really just wanted to stop. It was miserable, but I kept moving. I made sure that I ran away from the car so that at 5 miles I was no where near where I had parked.

This wasn't pretty, and I sweated more than I think I ever have. But I did it. I completed my first 7 mile run this year.

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Running Class Homework

Really nice day for a morning run. It was only 56 this morning.

For homework we were supposed to run 40 minutes at a fairly even pace on a somewhat hilly course. I wanted to average around an 11 min mile. I ran some hills mixed in with some flatter areas as not to overdo it on this first hill workout at home.

Mile 1~ 11:05, Mile 2 ~ 11:14, Mile 3 ~ 11:18, Mile 4 ~ 10:41

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