Decided to make today my long run day since I will be running 4miles with the running group on Saturday. I guess I'll take it week by week as far as how to get my long runs in, which was always on Saturday, but the half marathon program I'll be pacing those mornings calls for much less mileage. I could wake up real early and get mileage in before I start with the group, or run afterwards. I'll see how it goes.
On Sunday I did a 2-hr bike ride....headed north to the Great Lakes Naval Base. I went a bit further but the area started looking a bit scarey....not even sure what town I was in. So I turned back and headed home. Got my speed up to 21 mph for just a smidge, but mostly staying around 17-18 mph.
Todays run was 9-miles. Lots of families out on the trails. I carried two water bottles with me, drank one every 45-mins and had 3 Clif blocks at mile 5, which was a great boost. My legs feel real strong, probably from the biking, but I still need to work on getting my strength training in. I do a little here and there. I have a nice range of hand weights at home (I'm really not a healthclub kinda gal) and I have a ball, so I really am set......just need to do it consistently. I'll just keep trying.