My work Christmas party was on Saturday night. Unfortunately hubby caught the nasty flu on Friday night so he was in no condition to party. It was still a good time but I was good because I knew I had a long run the next morning to get up for. My co-workers tried their hardest to convince me to enjoy a few more bevvies and skip the run the next day but I didn't listen!
I made it to bed around 12am and it was a small miracle that I dragged myself out of bed at 7:45am. I was grumpy but I knew once I was out the door I would be fine. Hubby was feeling better so he decided to run as well.
The scheduled route is one I remember well from the last half marathon training session- 12k Hansen Ranch. It is uphill for the first 4.25k, then down hill for 1.75k. At the bottom you run 2 loops of a cul-de-sac and then turn back around (up 1.75k and down for 4.25k). It's a brutal route!!
I ran the first half with Angela and Kristin. It was great to have their company. At the bottom I took a little detour to the gas station for a bathroom break which made me fall behind the rest of the group. Unfortunately I had to do the 2nd half by myself until I caught up to them in the last 2k. I didn't take my last 3 walk breaks as most of the route at that point was downhill and I was trying to make up time. This meant that I didn't eat enough fuel so I was fading towards the end of the run.
My legs and glutes were so sore by the end. I think it was a combo of the run, previous day's spin and yoga on Friday. I went home and stretched and rolled to loosen them up.
Total Distance- 11.59km (a little short since I took a detour)
Total Time- 1:23:23
Average Pace- 7:11min/km
The good news is that I was a little bit faster than the last time I did this run and the sidewalk conditions were worse so I see improvement!
12/12 12k run= 7.5 points
Fruits/Veggies= 1 point
12/13 Fruits/Veggies= 1 point
Total Points this week= 14.5 points