It was a perfect crisp fall day, the sun was shining, the leaves were bright and the air was cool. We had a great run chatting away as usual, I always love running with these girls! After 8 miles Jana had somewhere to be, so we said goodbye and Katie and I added another couple on to hit 10 for the morning.
10.0 miles/1:23:57/8:23 avg pace
Katie and I sat and caught up over coffee after which was the perfect end to a great morning.
One thing I am planning on incorporating for the next big training cycle (that is just a little over a week away!) and have been trying to do once a week while I base build is double days.
I need to train my legs to run on tired legs and during different times of the day, so a great way to do that is to run twice a day! I will definitely have a method to this madness when the time comes, but right now I try to keep the second one short and easy.
I have been having really hard time running after work, especially lately with a commute and it being dark, so one way I have told myself I am going to get these runs in, is to bring my two favorite non-human running partners, Kylie and Emma.
They both love to run and are always so excited to go, which is a great quality to have in a running buddy for your second run of the day. They are a little out of running shape right now, so keeping the runs short and easy while I build up their mileage is perfect for both me and them.
Today I decided was the perfect day to start this, so after running my errands and getting some stuff done I headed out for run #2 of the day. I took Kylie first for almost 2 miles and she did really good today and thoroughly enjoyed herself.
Emma was waiting
not so patiently at home and about burst with excitement that it was finally her turn. We went out for just over 2 miles and she was great as always.
I came home and now have two happy, tired pups for the evening. 5 minutes after this picture was taken they were both sound asleep.
4.0 miles/36:47/9:11 avg pace
I think these double dog days are going to work out well.