The fall-like temperatures are spoiling me this week. I'm loving it and feeling a little better about this whole running thing.
On Monday, I broke out a Yoga DVD. My hip still felt a bit tender from Saturday's long run so I wanted to take it easy and thought good stretching would help. It seemed to help. I am not a yoga person at all and am really quite terrible at stretching and sometimes it seems to catch up with me.
On Tuesday, it was another double day. A morning run with my dogs and then an evening run with one of the shelter dogs, Cinnamon. I'm calling my run with Cinnamon speedwork. She can run and we got in 4 miles together. I don't wear a watch when I run with the dogs so I have no idea if we were running fast or not but I was definitely working harder than usual.
The rest of the week has been normal running around the neighborhood but my 'easy' pace seems to be a little quicker than it's been in those humid days from the past several weeks.