Now THIS is running weather

With my husband working Saturdays, my long run moved to Sunday so that left a fairly open Saturday.  The weather here was beautiful.  It just begged us to head to a park, so that’s what we did.  First things first  – this house needed some TLC so the kids actually cleaned up their toys and I got all the floors cleaned.  It’s amazing how you can do nothing else but clean the floors and it’s like you have a whole new house.

I was still itching to get in a run so we combined the two.  We headed to the park where there’s a track surrounding it and I got in a couple miles while the kids played.  Cecelia joined me for my 3rd lap, so it was an interesting one.  We had lots of back and forth on the straight line, a few water breaks, even a piggy back ride, and finally a hand-in-hand push to finish the lap.  She tells me she wants to be a runner like me when she grows up <3<3

Ah, if only we all could run in cowgirl boots…

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Then it was time for some serious play.

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Today (Sunday) it was bright and sunny for my 7:00am run.  Did I mention I love spring?  Well, I do.  14 miles today, with easy pace “feel” a little slower than usual at the beginning (around 11:00 pace) but evening out to overall 10:30-ish once we got our groove.  The path is a little hilly in places so when we get to the flat areas it makes you feel speedy.

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And bluebells are now out, it’s getting pretty!

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I’ve decided that after this marathon I need to work on speed and hills, and I’m thinking heart rate training may be just the thing to help (hopefully).  I listened to the Another Mother Runner podcast today where they spoke a lot about HR training and I think it’s worth a shot.

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