Gah, I am terrible at pacing myself! I really need to work on it, but I’m not sure how. Trouble is, I have no idea how fast I am running. I really can’t tell. A 12 minute mile on a hot day feels like a 9:30 mile on a cold day. And I can’t differentiate from one mile to the next, which is very frustrating.
So today’s workout was supposed to be a slow 2 mile run (11:15-11:45 minutes per mile).
Mile 1: 10:17
Mile 2: 11:39 (Here’s where I tried to slow way down to compensate).
Mile 3: 11:15
Total miles: 2.8 Duration: 30:55 Pace per mile: 11:03
I had just reached the trail when the one mile beeper went off, and it felt silly to turn around, so I just kept going. I’m starting to think perhaps I picked the wrong training plan. Should I have picked a sub 55 minute 10k (instead of a sub 60) or worked towards a slower half marathon? There is so much to learn about running other than lacing up my shoes.
Regardless, it was a nice run, and I had fun listening to David Sedaris serenade me, per usual.
For brunch, I whipped myself up a smoothie.
- frozen bananas
- frozen peaches
- iced green tea
- spoonful of Stevia
- splash of Simply Orange with Mango
I sipped it while Dave and I drove around the city looking for a new car. We found a couple of prospects, but we have to wait til Monday to find out.
I’m working in the kitchen right now on some cherry margaritas and hummus to bring to a house warming party tonight. Can’t wait to heat that place up!