Another great 8 miles

I don’t think I’m going to know what to do if it’s warm and sunny on race day because it seems like all of my best runs keep happening on the cool rainy days! It was about 45 degrees and misty when I headed out for my 8 miles this morning.  The weather was perfect.  It started to really rain right as I was finishing up which was a nice way to end a great run.  I’m feeling pretty confident about my ability to cover the miles and I think I’ll be all set for the half marathon in 3 weeks.  I was also happy that my new iPod Shuffle came yesterday which was much easier to run with than the clunky iPhone.

I am happy with my pace overall- an average of 10:15 per mile.  My last mile was 9:24 because as usual, I didn’t really feel confident pushing it until the end.  I need to work on that! I ended up doing 8.3 miles in 1:25:15.  My pace last weekend for my 8 miles was an average of 10:43 so I did make a nice improvement today.

One thing I’m getting worried about is if I’m going to be able to transition back to bringing the baby along for these long runs when the weather gets better.  I haven’t been bringing him the past couple weekends because the weather hasn’t been nice enough.  So far, the forecast looks great for next weekend so I’m hoping we can do a family run for our 10 miles, but I am little worried it’s going to be tough.  I can handle 3-4 miles pushing the stroller during the week, but 10 is going to be tough! I think hubby will have to take a turn with the stroller.

I can’t believe the half marathon is only 3 weeks away.  I’m pumped!

Happy running!

P.S. The Running Mom will be having a guest blogger next week! BJ in Catonsville will be blogging about what it’s like to start running with a jogging stroller.  Looking forward to hearing a dad’s perspective!

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