Okay, so it was only by thirty seconds, but that's practically geological time scale for some runners.
After Friday's run I decided to see what would happen if I looked at my watch as little as humanly possible. I listened for the mile beeps and watched the distance for that last .10 mile, but I completely ignored all other sources of data beside what my body was telling me.
I felt good overall, but I was definitely pushing myself a bit harder today to get just about the same output as Friday. My first mile and a half was a bit too fast and I could really feel that for the next mile and slowed down between 1.5 and 2.5 miles to conserve some gas. Once I knew I was in the home stretch again I broke into a run to finish out, hitting 7:02 min/mi at one point near the very end!
Yes, I know, that's probably something along the lines of your "easy going marathon" pace, but I'm a beginner and I'm excited. *stamps foot*
Added bonus: not only did I finally get to try out my Batman Bondi Band for a run (that being my C25K completion gift from my amazing boyfriend), but I got to see more than one bat flying around in the early dusk!
|They see me rollin'. I can't think of anyone that would be hatin', but that's beside the point.|
I could feel some muscles still being creaky from Friday, and if I do run again before Sunday (I hope so!) it certainly won't be at the same pace. I'm hoping to do something fairly laid back Wednesday and rest up for Sunday's John Theissen Children's Foundation Freaky5K which will be my first official meat-space race evar.
Looking forward to getting both my Halloween and my run on at the same time with Running On Candy and our friend Purple.
Not looking forward to that 8:30am start time though.
Today's run: a 5K run plus 5 minute warmup and cooldown walks.
3.10 miles at an average of 10:39 per mile - total time of 33:01
I was all of two seconds off of getting negative splits across the board today too :p
Time Distance Pace
1 10:55.0 1.00 10:55
2 10:56.3 1.00 10:56
3 10:19.8 1.00 10:20
4 00:50.4 0.10 8:16