Yesterday was my second tempo run on my training schedule. One mile easy, one mile race pace, one mile cool down. Last time I had a hard time getting to a 12 minute mile which kinda bummed me out, but made me realize this is why I train.
Well, last night was way better!
Funny thing, for some reason when I started the Nike + app it didn't start right away so I had to do some weaving in and out of streets to make sure I would have enough mileage. I like to think the people who saw me run up and down their street twice thought I was just bad ass and not sorta crazy. I left the house about 7:30, but wore my trusty headlamp because I knew it would be dark or close to it by the time I got home.
As I was walking the last bit home I passed two different runners who not only didn't have headlamps on, but also didn't have any reflective clothing. And they were both booking it! I don't know how they could run without being able to see, seriously, it was full on dark at that point. And I don't know how they could risk not being seen. Safety tip of the day: WEAR REFLECTIVE CLOTHING AND A HEADLAMP IF IT IS DARK WHEN YOU RUN!
I did my weight workout afterwards since I slacked and didn't do one on Wednesday. I won't do any weights on Saturday, got that whole half marathon thing on Sunday. I figure missing one strength workout this week so I can run 13.1 seems like a pretty good trade off to me.
Hope you have an excellent weekend!