This morning was a great last run in Florida before I had to board my plane and head back to Boston. I usually get up later on Sundays so I wasn’t used to the empty, car-less streets; it was really nice and peaceful. As time went on I began to see more people on the sidewalks (mostly runners), and vehicles on the road. Today was an easy five mile run with the last mile at a faster pace. I ended up running the last mile in 8:24 with the entire 5.19 miles taking 48:58. I felt good, though I am starting to have doubts about my race again. That last mile was really tough and that was the average pace I was hoping to run the half in. I know I just have to think of the positives, believe in myself, and trust in my training.
I am currently back in Boston. I am rather disappointed that I only spotted one orange and red leafed tree in the common on the way to the hotel. In Florida, our leaves don’t change to the pretty reds and oranges; they go from green to brown. I’m excited to experience more Fall after seeing some for the first time last year in Virginia. I don’t think I will be running with Nike this trip because their long run days fall on my rest days and I really want to stick to my plan. I guess I am back to running by myself, which isn’t a terrible thing; I can focus more on my training that way. It turns out that this week I have two off days in my training plan and one falls on Wednesday, so I just signed up for the Yoga class at the Nike store. It should be fun and relaxing!