Comments: Overall a good run. My main goal was to stay strong during mile 8 and I managed that. Last week come mile 8 I was ready to throw in the towel, I didn’t want to feel like that again. I ran that mile in 10:57.
Less than a quarter mile into the run I noticed that my Garmin was reading my
turtle ‘speed’ miles per hour instead of minutes per mile. I made the adjustment while running and thought I was all set. Then I glanced at the Garmin at mile 3 and noticed that I hadn’t ‘moved’ since I messed with it last in the beginning. I had to think about Joe and got a good chuckle out of it! lol The Garmin shows me what time I started and I checked the time when I stopped, so the run times is just about right.
I GUed and drank at mile 4 and 8, other than that I was always running. My first 3 miles where my slowest and I noticed that it takes me about 2 miles before everything is working right and moving (somewhat) smoothly.
I was tired at mile 11 and very glad that I didn’t have to run 15 today, but I did feel much stronger than my July 21st 11-miler and I think that’s what this training is all about.
Now it’s off to Chucky Cheese’s for my daughter’s 7 birthday party. Come to think of it, I’d rather do a 15 miler than hang around that place;) Nah, it should be fun.
Time: 7:04 am
Weather: 62, sunny, nice!
Clothes: Adidas shorts, MiT technical shirt, Fuel Belt
Shoes: Pearl Izumi
Distance: 11 miles
Course: Around the neighborhood.