Marcie N. emailed us to firm up our Ragnar So. Cal. info and reminded us about doing 2-a-day the first two weeks in March, then 3-a-day the last two weeks. I have to chuckle that I've been running 3-a-WEEK!!! Guess I'd better start somewhere. So today's the day!
Run #1 ~ Busy morning with nephrologist appointment, then got home to fix lunch, then taught temple prep. class to a young single mother, finally went out for this run about 90 min. after eating lunch at 2pm. Temp was 57F, quickly found that I was overdressed (capri, long sleeve shirt). 4 miles in 42:13. Splits: 10:47, 9:45, 11:36, 10:04, AP: 10:33
Run #2 - After the first run, came home and saw a text from Wendy inviting me to do some of her family names in the temple initory. So I quickly cleaned up and changed into Sunday dress and drove to the temple. Was there for couple hours. Got home, made dinner, ate, did dishes, put some dresses in the wash. Went out just before it gets dark at 7:55pm carrying a flashing light stick and arm band (given to me by Lowell to locate each other at the startline of previous marathons). Some areas along Center St. and 600 E. was lit with street lights but the Murdock Canal Trail was completely dark. I have not run in the dark for years so was a bit worried about traffic. I lifted my feet a bit to avoid tripping on potholes. Was glad that I didn't step on any mud or worse stuff like dog/horse poop. :) It was cold when I started but warmed up nicely wearing the same clothes I did earlier this afternoon. Hip and piriformis very achy. 3.68 miles in 39:05. Splits: 11:20, 10:50, 10:14, 9:47. AP: 10:37.