Early Bird

As planned, I was up and at ’em in the middle of the night at 3:30 this morning. Hubs joined me, even though he didn’t have to since he has the day off. (And you thought I was crazy!) At least he gets to take a nap while I’m forced to lean back in my chair and put my feet up plough through the work on my desk.

Juliana decided to join me and it was great to have company in the dark morning hours (hubs ran with us for the first little while as well). Imagine, 3 crazies running through the park at 4:30 in the morning! (and I thought Goofy started early!) It felt like we had the world to ourselves and while we ran right through the sunrise, it still came as a surprise when suddenly our surroundings were lit up with daylight.

We were treated to a pleasant chill in the air (about 16C/61F) and felt great throughout the run, picking it up for the final stretch. Definitely a good start to my day!

21K/13mi (step-back week) – 2:05:20… all before 6:30AM.

So 21K is doable before work… I should be all set when it shows up in my MWML run schedule a few weeks from now.

Have a great weekend!
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55 thoughts on “Early Bird

  1. Oh Marlene…I have to agree with Coach Ken. I want to know how much coffee you are drinking by about 3:30pm today! Oh, and I appreciate your conversions for us "non metrics". They are very helpful! Have a great weekend!

  2. I am seriously impressed with you. I mean I have been before obviously but I also am today. I definitely like getting up before work to work out, but 3:30 is still the middle of the night and not the morning at all as far as I'm concerned (morning starts at 5am in my mind haha). Good job on your 21 K before work!

  3. next time you get up at 3:30am can you come over and screech in my bird's ear so he can get a taste of his own medicine?! hehehe. WOW that is early marlene. i'm so glad you had company, too. 13 miles before 6:30!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! that is just mind boggling. tell me you took an ice bath? my legs hurt just thinking about it 🙂

  4. Awesome! You beat me by a few hrs but I got it done. I am working at home today so it was a much needed ice bath for me. Have a great weekend!

  5. Woohoo, that's the way to get 'er done! Hope you plow through work with a big smile…and get to bed early tonight. Have a great weekend!!!

  6. Marlene + 21K +3:30am = super dedication!!!!Since most of the time I don't get to bed until 12 or 12:30, I have to agree with some of your other commenters that I don't believe 3:30 is the monring. It's night, which makes you a super awe inspiring and amazingly motivated runner in my mind! Good job, and enjoy the long weekend!

  7. Finally! I found another crazy pre-sunrise runner. I'm out the door by 4AM on my long run weekdays. This week was torturous! You are so lucky to have people to run with at that hour. I have to take my dog with me for the 1st hour, drop him off and continue on to get the rest of the miles in. What a great run you had!

  8. I'm suddenly inspiried to get my booty up early tomorrow to get mine done! Hmmm…Good luck at work! And enjoy your weekend now that you have the long run monkey off your back 😉

  9. Ahhhh I can't even imagine! I have the feeling that if my alarm went off at 3:30 AM, I'd be very confused, think it was some sort of mistake and hit the snooze button for another few hours.Way to go!

  10. it stresses me out to have to do more than 8 before work b/c I feel so far behind on my morning routine. but i have put in a few 20s before work…it was rough but so nice to have it done and out of the way for the wknd!

  11. So proud of you! That is some serious determination to get up that early and hash it out. But how great that you have a good support system to run with you. I don't think I could run a half marathon alone in the dark. Lol – way to inspire!

  12. I was just talking with a friend about how I am such an afternoon runner/workout person. And then I see your post… 3:30???? Geez. I can't fathom waking up at 7am. You have me wayyyyyyy beat. Great job!

  13. Oh, I remember those days of having to get up in the middle of the night to get those runs in; I'd be running in Toronto and people were still going home from the bars. Running habits are forced to change once kids join the scene.Are you still running in Oakville? The 10K or the half?

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