I've been a little absent from blogging for the last two weeks. Nothing major, just haven't felt like writing - don't know what to say. Oh, there's plenty going on - school, work, running - just nothing much interesting.
I have to say that running has been going really well the last two weeks. M has been running with me on Tuesday and Thursdays so I've been getting in genuine strength and tempo runs. Thursday's 9 mile tempo run averaged 8:49 per mile!!!! To boot, we conversed the whole way. M didn't have to do all of the talking. I can't believe how quickly 9 miles passes.
I really feel like I have a personal trainer. We went out to do some hill training on Tuesday. She talked me through the hills - pump your arms, lift your knees, relax your breathing. She knew when I was struggling and was so encouraging!
This weekend is a heavy running weekend - 7 miles today, 8 tomorrow, and 16 Sunday. It's supposed to be rainy all weekend but relatively warm so it shouldn't be too bad. Other than going to a friend's house to watch the Michigan-ND game tomorrow and church Sunday, there isn't much planned.
One more hour before I pick up Emily from preschool. Better use the time. By the way, here are my two little runners after the Fun Run. Guess they look like they had a little bit of fun.