- Total time: 3:00:09.
- Splits were as follows: 10:08 10:14, 9:51, 10:13, 9:57, 9:48, 10:01, 10:06, 9:55, 9:57, 9:52, 9:50, 9:52, 9:44, 9:45, 9:47, 10:10 and 9:51.
- The last .12 was run at a 9:23 average pace.
We ran north on the Des Plaines River trail and most of it was shaded. There were some open areas, which were tough to run through toward the end since it was starting to get hotter. On the way back, I felt like there were more elevation and incline changes, which also were rough.
Most of my group, which was bigger this time, opted to run 16 miles. Only three other runners opted for 18. One guy added two at the end to get to 20.
Yesterday evening, we had our mid-season pizza party. It was nice to see everyone enjoying themselves and out their running clothes. It was hard to recognize people! At dinner, the bf and I socialized with a couple who used to run in my pace group. Their two daughters were adorable. Kids do say the darndest things! We got gelato with them after and had a nice time.
Overall, Week 11 went well, but I definitely have to make a better effort to get more runs and longer runs in the week. PT starts Friday as well and I'm looking forward to that.
How's your training going? Have you ever socialized with running friends/acquaintances in a non-running setting?