So it was especially nice to run outside this morning! The weather took a turn for the better - it was 49 degrees this morning for my run...no more tights, running jacket and beanie! (OK...I know that this weather won't last)
I ran 11.67 miles this morning. I did the same Fallsgrove loop that I have been doing and instead of turning into my neighborhood at Kentlands Blvd, I went around to Main Street. My pace was still on the slow side for my heart rate - I averaged an 11:09/mile pace with an average HR of 157 - however, it's been two weeks from my blood donation and it has normally taken me three weeks to get back to "normal". Hopefully, by next week's run either my pace will be faster or heart rate lower at this pace.
One other thing I did this week was sign up for the Run For The Shelter Half Marathon on April 19. It's official - I now have a race to train for!