My Saturday morning started by me getting up at 6:00 am to embark on a shorter long run (12 miles).
And then I somehow woke up on my couch around 8:15 am to realize that I had fallen asleep while getting ready for my run. 😦
So somebody volunteered to hit the trails with me instead.
None other than J. Alabama himself! What a guy, I tell ya!
We haven’t ran together since last November, so it was a special treat that he offered to chase run me through the foothills.
We don’t usually run together because his warm-up runs usually pace somewhere around my all time fast sprints.
But he promised to run slower and I promised to give it my all.
And off into the foothills we went!
It was the most beautiful morning and the cooler temps helped to make this an enjoyable run -not to mention the great company!
We ended up running a 5 mile out and back, with my last mile being completed at around a 9 minute/mile pace!
They say couple’s who run together stay together…I’m all for that! Even if it is only once a year!
And his speedy run is definitely going to count as speed work for my marathon training.
Now onto my Nathan Running Belt Review!
After a few miles of experimenting with placement I found the perfect spot for the belt to sit without any jiggling or issues.
I usually wear my running belt a little lower on my hips, but this belt actually felt better higher up.
I absolutely loved the way the water bottles just slip into the belt, unlike my last belt where they clicked in (which usually resulted in them un-clicking and falling out during my run).
There are extra bungees on both sides of the belt to hang gu’s or to store a pair of gloves.
And the pack in the back is HUGE! I could fit my cell phone, four gu’s, keys, and there was still room.
The only issue I have with this belt is that the pack is in the back, and I’m one of those runners who like my camera at easy access. It takes a little work to maneuver anything from the pouch while running.
But other than that, I’m a happy happy runner with my new belt!
This week I’m blogging from Northern Idaho at a work conference, so that means lots of hotel food and squeezing in time at the tiny fitness facility. At least the treadmill works! 3.25 miles this morning already. Woo hoo!
Hope you all have a happy Monday!!