Forfeited longer sleep for a chick flick I had never seen-- Letters from Juliet. Woke to take all my girls to piano. First Courtney at 7am then Brooke and Amber hang out for an hour trading lesson spots at 7:30am. Went to gym after dropping off Brooke and Amber at school later at 9:20. Troy ran 5 miles, waited for me impatiently so I told him to go and I would run home for my last 3 miles. Plan was to run 12. Forgot that I like to hill work on Thursday so I remembered as I began my warmup. This was again impromtu. I should follow some plan for Boston but I just don't have one. This is what I ran--
2 % 8:27 pace .75 miles
4 % 8:27/8:13 .75 miles (the / means I ran 8:27 at .50 and .25 miles at 8:13)
2 % 8:13 .50
5% 8:13/8:06 .75 (same as written above, repeated at every incline below as well)
2% 8:06 .50
6% 8:06/8:00 .75
2% 8:00 .50
6% 8:00/7:53 .75
2% 7:53 .50
5.5% 7:53/7:47 .75
2% 7:47 and down to 7:03 pace. .50 STOPPED treadmill to reset it. Darn thing shuts off at 60 minutes. Got to this point in 55:55 for 7 miles with 1430 feet vertical gain :D. I didn't want to be in the middle of a climb and have it stop. Stretched very briefly.
5% 7:41/7:35 .75 Troy came up to me wondering how much longer I had to twelve miles. Told him to just go home and I would run home.
2% 7:35 .50
4.5% 7:35/6:58 .75 DONE. Sweat city. Pretty much crystalized on my run home in shorts. At least I premeditated this might happen and brought my garmin, headband and sweatshirt. I wrapped my leggings around my waist. I didn't think I needed them but I did. My legs had frozen "dew" on them. It took me until I got home for them to thaw out.
3 miles home at 7:53 AP. It felt easy. Wore my Altras for the entire run. Loving them.