Today’s scheduled called for 50-minutes easy with 6 x 100m stride outs. Between Nathan and Josh, they suggested that we try something new in the neighborhoods around the old, vacant Bellevue Center Mall. I mapped out a 5.5-mile run on MapMyRun last night that started at Bellevue Church of Christ parking lot, included a loop around the mall, and then went into the surrounding neighborhood.
Well, we stayed on the planned route for the first 3-miles before I missed a street, and it all fell apart. We ended up crossing back by the church parking lot and running an additional small loop back in familiar territory to close out the 50-minutes.
We kept the pace very chill throughout, and overall I felt pretty good. However, I did struggle a bit with some tightness in my right hip and quad, which was annoying. It didn’t seem to affect my gate, but I’m definitely gonna keep an eye on it over the next few days. I’ve spent quite a bit of time tonight working on some exercises to try and get it loosened up.
At the end we did our stride outs in the church parking lot. Because of the hip and quad tightness I took these fairly conservative while Josh and Nathan blew past me each time. In total we finished just over 6-miles with an average pace of 8:40 per mile.