|Today could have easily been a disaster. For one, I didn't eat well yesterday or today. Before I went out, I had Yerba Mate chai and Trader Joe's version of Honey Nut Cheerios. I threw some peanuts and raisins in a sandwich bag and headed out. Yes, bootleg trail mix would be my fuel. And two, it didn't help that I had to carry my 140+ pound self along with all my burdens. I've had some stuff on my mind and this is the first run that I actually took all of it with me. Running usually clears my mind. But that didn't set in until about 5 miles in.|
And just when I'm feeling pretty decent, my mp3 player shuts off. There was no way I was going to attempt finishing up with no music. I desperately needed a distraction. So I had to stop for a couple seconds to turn it back on. Next thing I know, I have 8 miles under my belt and just about 1 mile to go. Let me just tell you that the last mile was the worst. Most of it felt like it was uphill. It's hard to have a strong finish when you start mile 9 going uphill. But I did pretty well. I set a goal for a 10:00/mi. And I was afraid I wouldn't meet that goal with the way I started out. But it usually takes me a couple miles to get warmed up anyway. Sometimes the longer I run, the better my overall pace. For example, I ran 5k this week at a pace of 9:36. But I ran 7 miles last week at a pace of 9:27.
Anyway, enough about that. To sum it up, I ran 9.15 mile in 90min (9:50 pace) and I'm damn proud of myself. And now, I must eat. I have a serious calorie deficit going on. Enjoy your weekend!
Cool Down = .72mi
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