AM- 12 miles finished before 6:10 am- good start to the week and month. However, the check engine light came on in my car... not so good. Going to try to squeeze in a workout AND pizza monday at PF today after work.
PM- BW. Drove to First Dam, ran to the start of the canal, then back to the bridge. Just over 2.5 miles warmup. Then it was time for an 8 mile tempo- I wanted to be under 6:10 avg. I ran the canal to First Dam 2 times, which is just under 4 miles each trip. Miles were 6:19 (including the hill up to the dam), 5:52 (down), 6:11, 6:08, 6:21 (up), 5:59 (down), 6:10, 5:57. I will admit that doing a 12 mile run the morning of a BW is not smart and I really felt it. Miles 4-6 were very hard physically and mentally, but my times weren't terrible. I even pulled together a strong 5:57 last mile, which was not easy with my fatigue. 6:07 avg for the workout. I noticed the Garmin doesn't do well with 180 deg turnarounds- on one, it said I was doing 6:00 pace right before the turn, then jumped to 6:25 lap pace after- I had to work hard to get it down. I think that skews the times slower a bit. 1.5 miles cooldown, 1:21:09 for 12 miles (6:45 avg). Then I drove to Planet Fitness for the pizza. Ate 2 pieces, ran 2 miles, more pizza, more running, more pizza. 3 additional miles, giving me 15 total for the run. Great end to a hard day of running.
Holy crap, I ran 27 miles today. I'm knickered (as Sam would say). I left at 4:25 am, home from work and afternoon run at 7:50 pm- that's 15.5 hours away! Play with the kids for a few minutes, then time for sleep. But I have almost 1/3 of my weekly miles in and it's only Monday.