As I frantically searched my sock drawer for my coveted socks, Ben looked over to see what the heck I was doing. I told him that I was looking for my special long run socks and that I need to find them ASAP or I would be late. At which point, he rolled over and pulled the blankets over his head. Perhaps, I should invest in another pair. Apparently I had already worn them this week, so I had to go with my back up socks. Sigh. What article of clothing can you not go without?
Anyway, after I settled on my back up socks, I met Rhonda and Melanie at the Upper Tampa Bay Trail for a 8-9 miler. The one thing about my friends is that if you talk about more than one distance, you can be sure that you are going to longer distance. The nice thing about the Upper Tampa Bay Trail is the amount of shade that you get, especially in the morning. However, there is a huge over pass that is not so pleasant.
Here are the splits (from June 3rd - it's been a while):
On Saturday (June 2nd), I met up with Tracey for a quick, easier run in Longleaf. There were a lot of things going on this particular Saturday, so we met at 6 (waiting a few minutes for Natalie to bail on us, ahem!) and set out to Dianne and Craig's house and back. Dianne and Craig live half way between Longleaf and Starkey Park. And they are gracious enough to have a Gatorade/water buffet for the Strider runners. Here are our splits:
Then, I also did a San Antonio Hill Run last Sunday, June 10th which was a long(er) run. It was supposed to be another 9 miler, but I wasn't feeling it after the RAP River Run. So I cut it shorter and ended up with 8.27 miles. Clearly, I should have just done the 9 mile route. Here are the splits:
Check out THIS elevation gain!!!
|Avg Pace:||9:11 min/mi|
|Elevation Gain:||468 ft|
We have been running the same 10 mile loop in San Antonio, but found another one on WalkJogRun to try. It was much more difficult in terms of elevation gain and number of hills, but it was a nice change/challenge. This particular run was Natalie's last hill run before her move for college. We did our photo Kids Incorporated style:
Don't know what Kids Incorporated is?!? Check it! (Excellent video quality of the 80s..)
(Looks like we made it! Recognize Fergie Ferg?!?)
Finally, have you heard of this website? Hey Runner Girl Here's a sample:
Talk about a dream come true!