So after yesterday's failed attempt at 10 miles I decided to retry it again today! I hydrated very well last night at work and even wore my compression socks!
I LOVE these socks and the way I feel after wearing them! I tend to be on my feet a lot at work and my legs can feel very heavy and slow after working all night but if I wear my compression socks I feel 100% better at the end of my shift! And I love the hot pink color.
So I decided to not push the pace too much on this run and really focus on the hills. I started at an 8:10 pace and stayed there for 2 miles then increased to 8:06 for a mile. I was running a hill program which was pretty tough with inclines from .6% to 3.2% and the duration of the hills varied also. I increased the pace every mile also..mile 4 : 8:00, mile 5 : 7:53, mile 6 : 7:47, mile 7 : 7:35, mile 8 : 7:30, mile 9 : 7:24, mile 10 : 6:48. This run was exactly what I NEEDED after yesterday's run.
I have to shower quickly, stretch, grab my beloved coffee and head into my third midnight shift. Life is good!