I grabbed my new PRO Compression socks, and Sparkle Athletic skirt and took to the North Shore trail. I also used this run to break in my MARATHON SHOES!!! Yes, it's really happening!
So, these four miles were the last four miles of my 10 miler. It was a beautiful day and I could not have asked for anything better. I wanted to just run for feel and not for time. Since it is my peak week, it's more about the distance than pace this week.
The first mile flew by. I felt so good! I was getting a lot of attention from my skirt, which I didn't mind. Guys, I'm running a race here!
I decided I would take the foot bridge towards Washington's Landing for the four mile loop. If you have never run up there, I highly recommend it. It's beautiful! Flowers were blooming and there were a ton of people out enjoying the nice day.
When my Garmin went off after two miles I turned around and went back. I'm feeling great! I was thinking of my other friends running the virtual race as well. Earning their medals and supporting a great cause!
The last mile was just awesome. Plus, it was my 10th mile of the day and I ran a sub-9:00 mile. I really am a warm weather runner. When my last song came on my iPod I told myself I would finish before the song did. It was perfect timing and I accomplished my goal!
I loved that I could break up a double digit run with a virtual race! It was such a welcomed distraction and I could just feel the energy of the other runners accomplishing this as well! Below is the course I took, pace per mile and elevation chart. Just in case you are looking for a four mile loop in Pittsburgh!
Disclaimer: As a member of the Gone For A Run Virtual Run Team I was given entry to this virtual race. All opinions are my own.