My goal for some of these shorter runs is to work on my speed. Right now, I'm trying to run/walk a sub-10:00 pace as long as I can, run/walk for a bit, and kick the pace back up if I feel like it. Today, I ran/walked 1.7 miles before I needed to slow it down a bit, but even my rest mile was sub-11:00, and I ran an additional .41 miles at 9:22 pace at the end. I'm pretty proud of that considering I only made it 1.6 miles when I tried the same thing on Monday, and I ran 8.5 miles yesterday. I'll continue to try this hopefully a few days a week while I work through my RunBet. I have a 50K on the schedule for November 24, so I'll be tapering and recovering in the days before and after that, but I will figure out something to make all of the pieces work.
Other than running, I spent a chunk of my day doing statistics, but I also took Scooter for a short walk and had breakfast with Tricia before she left for Shreveport and I went to meet my study buddy for some statistics fun. I started feeling sick after lunch, and we were wearing down after a few hours of solving problems, so I went home and rested a bit. Specifically, I was able to make time to attend my friend Donna's virtual baby shower (Google Hangout can be used for so much!) and take a nap.
I'm glad this is a short week, but I'll have plenty to keep me busy while I'm not working.
Something that made today great: I was able to spend about 45 minutes catching up with some old friends at a virtual baby shower. (My sister-friend Donna looks adorable!)
Time I woke up: 7:16 am