It only took me 10 minutes to get to the 'New Entry' button. Stupd %*)$#* pluck! Gah!!
But now I'm here.
ran 7 miles yesterday. Easy breezy. I felt pretty good. About 7 on
the body/mind cooperation scale. I was running a recovery pace so I was
hoping to just finish my run without issue.
Today, I was
driving home from work and thinking, 'hmm, I could go for a run before
Adam gets home'. I thought if I ran a little tonight and a little
tomorrow night, I could split my usual run up. I decided that I would
run 3-4 tonight and 3-4 tomorrow night.
And then I started
looking at FB while I was waiting for the dogs to do their business.
All the runner peeps were posting about their 12.12.12 runs. I didn't
really think about it too much at the time. I put my running gear on,
plugged into Pandora's pop fitness station (oh yeah!!), and decided I
would do a little speedwork session. The original plan was 2x1600 with a
1 mile warm-up and 0.5 mile cool down with a 0.5 mile recovery run in
between. 4 miles, math majors.
1 mile warm-up at 6mph
(10:00/mile). Then 1 mile at 8mph (7:30/mile). I was feeling sluggish
by the end of the mile so I changed my tune. I ran the next half mile
at 6mph and then another half mile at 8mph. By this point, I had
finished 3 miles. I liked this 800 on/off thing and decided I could run
longer than I planned. 6 miles sounded great and I started to cool
down for less than a quarter mile.
Too much thinking in that
cool down led to me deciding that another mile and a half would be
doable and I could attain the awesomeness of completing a 12K. Sweet. I
felt pretty good at the end and I was happy I decided to go a little further. Yay for good kinds of peer pressure!!!!!!