and I'm a coupon addict. I've spent alot of time this week cutting coupons and making my trips to the stores. Last night I took envelopes and put coupons for each store and cut out parts of the ad so I know what the deals are for the week. It's an addiction! I'm looking forward to seeing how much I can save and taking this to a new level, haha!
Group run this morning
I did not want to go this morning to the group run... I wanted to just hang out with the fam but knew I wouldn't get my run in at a good pace on my own. I think my last long run with the group was just ok.. it was a snow covered day and I ended up running slower than I wanted to. I met in the parking lot and still felt so-so. I started off running with some older people that were running a good pace, conversation was just ok. We finished 6+ hilly miles (the inner loop at Valley Forge) in about 52 minutes - the pace was good but I knew I should be going a bit slower if I wanted to get in 12 miles.
Then we met back at the lot and more people were there to run. I didn't want to take very long water break so I saw two guys not too much older looking than me heading to the trail to continue running and shouted out to them - "hey guys!" How much are you planning to do? What pace? They were doing 12 miles in the high 8s - sounded perfect to me so I tagged along. They were great running partners - even paced and we had good conversation about kids and running. At the end when I usually want to slow down and I fade out, one of the guys sped up the pace and led us - we hit an 8:23 for the last mile. Nicee! It was kind of fast for a long run but it gave me confidence for the half marathon (or ten miler, going back and forth) in 3 weekends. I just feel like I need to hire a pacer! This put me at 32 miles for the week, highest mileage in a very long time!
Miles: 9:39, 8:30, 8:33, 8:34, 8:33, 8:38, 8:55, 9:17, 8:47, 9:00, 8:43, 8:23, (then they sprinted for about a minute and I cooled down), last 1/2 mile at 9:31 :)
I came home and my post run eat was Alex's bitter cake
topped with hemp fudge and peanut butter. YUM YUM YUM. I devoured it - sorry no pictures!
I just dropped off the bike for a tune up and I get fitted on Tuesday. Yeaaa!