This weekend has been extra fun because we’ve had visitors! My sister and her boyfriend are visiting from out of state. We’ve been giving them the food tour of Houston and spent some time at the outlet malls. I normally use visitors as an excuse to not run, but with the half marathon in less than 3 weeks, I feel like I really need to get my runs in this week.
My sister and her boyfriend offered to walk Bailey at the park while Maggie and I ran, so I had to take them up on that. While Bailey got some exercise, we did a 4.5 mile tempo run. The goal was to run the 2.5 tempo miles at a 9:15 pace. The weather was great and I was feeling pretty good tonight. Our splits:
- Mile 1: 10:09
- Mile 2: 9:02
- Mile 3: 9:10
- Mile 3.0 – 3.5: 8:40 pace
- Mile 3.5 – 4.5: 10:16
- Total: 42:57 (9:33 pace)
I felt really happy with our overall pace! The best part of the evening is that Bailey is now exhausted. She’s so much better behaved after a long walk 🙂
Do you have favorite food spots to take out-of-town guests? So far we’ve taken them to our favorite Thai, Deli, Tex Mex and BBQ restaurants. Houston is known for its food, so I haven’t done much cooking this weekend!