Jeff’s Post – Weekend Recap – Look out for the Horse and Buggy!
Tamara and I both did something rare last week. We took Friday and Saturday off from running. We ran a fairly speedy 10 miles on Thursday afternoon (I ran that morning so I had 16 miles that day) and we both felt a slightly extended rest was the best thing to do. Tamara mentioned on Saturday that she wanted to try to get 12 miles in today and that is exactly what we did. Tamara left the route up to me and I felt like changing it up a bit. I wasn’t 100% sure where we were going to end up but we just ran and ended up going down some really nice country roads. We intentionally slowed this run down a bit but still ended up with an 8:23 pace on a challenging hilly course. We both ran strong but by the end we were definitely “done”! We live in Amish Country and today we had a few challenging horse and buggy incidents. We ran off the road more than once to make room for the buggy but that is what I love about where we live. We can drive a few miles and be on the water or we can walk out the front door and see the Amish on their way to church! We are definitely counting down the days to our first race of the year – Rock n Roll ½ in DC on March 17th. I’m not quite where I want to be yet but feel good about where I’m heading.
Hope you had a great weekend! Happy Running!