Miles 9, 10, and 12 kind of make me cringe. I hate that I let my pace get that high, but that was right around the time I was starting to think of cutting my run short and heading home to the treadmill. After I made the decision to just finish the run and make it work, I got my paces back down.
It's amazing how much your mind matters in distance running. Getting your head in the right place can do so much to make or break your run. The views and the paths that I ran were really pretty, though. Chattanooga has a gorgeous pedestrian Riverwalk that runners and bikers use. Paired with that and the three very runner friendly bridges and public park areas, it was a great place to run. I took my smaller camera to grab a few pictures (some I stopped for and others I took mid-run).
The Hunter Museum leading to the Walnut Street walking bridge
Walnut Street Bridge
View from Walnut Street Bridge down to the aquarium
One part of the Riverwalk
More of the Riverwalk
View of the Tennessee River from the Riverwalk
Heading back downtown
You can see two of the bridges I ran in the picture above. The one in the foreground I did twice, and the blue one in the background I did countless times, because it's a walking bridge.
I didn't mention that it was in the 30's for the whole run. I wanted to document it with a glamour shot. I apologize that I cannot link to the hat's place of purchase. I'm sure you'd all run out a buy one immediately. I found it in the closet at my parent's house before I headed out.
It was a beautiful run, and I'm lucky to have had such a great place to map out a long run.
I'm not going to workout today, though, because I just feel like resting after yesterday. Tomorrow is supposed to be a rest day, but I think I'll probably cross train tomorrow instead.
This is what my week ahead looks like. I'm glad to be back in Tampa for these.
How were your workouts this week? Did you get in all of your miles/workouts? Did you do a turkey trot or were you active on Thanksgiving?