Wednesday run: 7-8 miles
Saturday run: 6 miles
I mixed up Wednesday’s run a little bit by varying my incline and pace with each mile. I would basically run one mile at 7.1 mph at 5% incline with 7.8 mph at 1.5% incline. It was sorta fun doing it that way, because whenever I put the incline back down, I felt like I was flying. This morning’s run was a total daze since I had to fit in before the start of my 12 hour ED shift at 8. I had high aspirations of doing more than 6 miles (like 12), but I was clearly being over ambitious and unrealistic the night before when I came up with that brilliant plan I can’t just get up and immediately start running. I feel like I need at least a half hour to wake up and have coffee before my mind and body can function properly. By the time I did that, there was no way I was going to fit 12 miles in.
For those morning runners, how much time do you need from the time you get up until the time you run? Do you just get up and go or do you have coffee and/or wake a up a little first? Do you eat before you run in the morning? I usually do if I’m heading out for a long run (>~13 miles) or running later in the morning, but typically not if I’m running at five in the morning and/or rushed for time.
When I got back upstairs to my apartment, I had a little time to appreciate the morning sunrise, which I just love. Such a peaceful time of day that I especially appreciate on days when I’m heading into the ED:
Dean got back in town yesterday, which means no more biking to work for me in the morning in crazy weather! To celebrate his being back in town (yes, 4.5 days was a long time for us ; ), he picked me up at work and we went to our favorite little Chicago wine and food bar: Rootstalk.