Black lentils with turkey kielbasa and spinach--
one of many awesome "training" meals this week
After a difficult 10:28 mile on my easy pre-race shake-out on Saturday, I told myself I'd do the first mile at 10:40 or slower and reassess from there.
This week's pimientos de padrones were so spicy I couldn't eat more than 3
in any sitting. E was very happy with the leftovers.
|Monday's dish hike's epic views...|
And then, I wasn't.
As you can see, I hit the 5K mark at an average pace of 10:30 (already losing serious seconds from miles 1-3). And then, it was a huge struggle the rest of the way to try to keep it below 11 minutes per mile. I'm proud of how much effort I put in. I'm proud of the fact that I didn't do any walking except through the aid stations. I'm generally super happy with today's outcome.
Awesome runners who come to eat and hang out post-run?
One of the best things about being back from the sabbatical
C'est la vie.
Also, when people you adore come to you to socialize and eat good food and they bring people you've never met who show up with pumpkin muffins, your life is pretty damn charmed.
|Leaves and acorns and nuts formed pumpkin muffins -- make no mistake, it's gloriously celebratorialy Fall.|