Ok, well, not really. But it sure felt like it yesterday. I was just getting started on a 6 mile run when I look down and stop this on the sidewalk.
That works out to just less than a buck a mile. So, let’s see. Last year, I ran just over 1,600 miles which would equate to under $1,600 a year. Not too shabby, but I guess I can’t quit my day job yet.
The only downside to finding the money was that I found it within the first mile so I had to carry a crumpled up bill in my hand for the next 5 miles. I usually try and keep loose hands to, I don’t like running with fists.
I ended up with a pretty good run. I did 11:20 warmup at an 8:12 pace followed by a 24 minute tempo run at 7:28 and a 11:20 cool down at 8:04. About halfway through the tempo, my stomach started to act up, but I pushed through and it went away quickly.
The rest of the week is going to insanely busy. 2 hour bike ride this afternoon, 3.5 hour ride tomorrow with a 40 minute run, 2700 yard swim and 1:40 run on Friday, and then let’s throw in a 1:15/20 minute brick workout in on Saturday for good measure. Oh, and I am thinking of a doing a 4.3 mile race (yeah, weird distance I know) on Sunday morning. And to top that all off, the in-laws are going to be in town for the 4th. Crazy busy and crazy fun!
Thankfully next week is a recovery week. I need the rest!
Hope everyone has a Happy 4th of July!!!