The best part about winter running is that you can sleep in on Saturday morning after working 45+ hours all week and know that the temps wont be above 30F!
Since I still go to bed at 10pm on Friday nights, I can only sleep in until around 8am. It's still 10 hours of sleep. I woke up around 8:15am and settled in on the couch with my apples and cinnamon oatmeal and coffee. Around 10am I finally got up and changed into my running clothes.
After some dawdling, I finally got out the door. The pace felt effortless and I just glided along for 5 miles. Compared to yesterdays run (2.8 miles at 9:03 pace @ 5am), today was 5 miles at 8:21 pace and both runs felt the same. It is amazing how my early morning runs are so much slower which I think is a result of heading out the door 10 minutes after waking up.
Once I got back and showered, I did some yoga for about an hour which my legs hated but made me feel so much better. Then I had the best lunch ever - grilled cheese and tomato sandwich!
Now time to lay around for the rest of day! My cat definitely has the right idea!
Have a great weekend and happy running!