Closed April this morning with 249 miles. That’s 37 hours 33 minutes and 13 seconds of running. Wheeeee!
I also decided that my new favorite type of run is the “medium effort” run in this plan. The runs are usually 8 miles in length and they usually follow an easy/recovery day, so my legs are feeling fresh when I do them. They are supposed to be at “medium effort”, which he describes as a “bit slower than your LT pace”. I’ve found that for me they end up being between 8:25 – 8:40, so far. I love these runs because they feel like a decent workout, but don’t feel like a workout. Ya know what I mean? My breathing during them has felt pretty controlled. I actually feel like I could push them a little harder/faster, and be a little closer to medium-hard effort. But I’ve held back on doing so because then they would be at goal MP (8:18 – 8:23) and I feel like if he had wanted us to make these MP efforts, he would have said so.
8 miles done today at 8:32 pace.
Next week I think I won’t get so caught up in looking at the garmin and will just run it based on feel/effort and see where I’m at.
Has anyone tried the new Nestle Toll House dark chocolate chips? They are heavenly. I made cookies an hour ago. I’m on number 4. I’m gonna eat one for every mile I ran today. 4 more to go.