9:12, 8:57, 9:04, 9:02, 9:00, 8:31, 8:01, 7:40, 8:04, 7:47
This was an amazing run today! I was suppose to go with Kellie and Mandy up Provo Canyon, but they both bailed. So I ended up going by myself. It was windy as always at the mouth of the canyon, but lessened the further I went.
I took a Gu at mile 5 and turned around. Right then, a group of 3 went by. I knew I wanted a hard push the way back and tried to catch them. I soon realized they were doing a speed workout. So I would catch them and run with them for awhile and they would take off and I would try to catch them again.
The last 2 miles, my lungs were hurting a bit...my lack of fitness. I was excited that I pushed myself to that point and that I could average an 8MM on the way down. Its getting easier and I'm getting a lot faster. I still have a long ways to go, but I definately could not run this fast 6 months ago.
I saw lots of people I knew out on the trail this morning...always good to see friends! I was also way over dressed.
When I got home, I changed my clothes and headed to the home gym.
10 side to side lunges
10 single leg hamstring lift
50 calf raises
10 overhead press
10 skull crusher
15 push ups
40 cherry pickers
Long stretch and foam roll.