Monday, 6/20/16: 4.4-Mile Run (47:16)

Rough one today. I spent most of last week battling that whole “I know I feel like crap because I haven’t been exercising but I feel like crap so I don’t want to exercise” feedback loop, and only ran once. I didn’t write about it because (a) I am lazy and (b) I ran on the treadmill so there wasn’t a route to show and I’m guessing the distance it measured wasn’t super accurate. Anyway, today was tough both because it’s been almost a week since my last run and also because it was definitely warmer (or at least it FELT warmer) than I expected. My phone said it was only 72 but it I don’t buy it.

Today was also tough because I ran a slightly different route: instead of starting out relatively flat and then going into a downhill, I started with a very slight downhill and then a long uphill, thus killing my starting pace as well as the rest of my pace, apparently. It’s also been six days since my last run and nine since my last outdoor run, so I definitely wasn’t pushing myself too hard. Most of the run felt okay, but the hills really just killed me. Toward the end, I walked for a minute or so even though I wasn’t supposed to—the hill I was on just felt insurmountable. I ran a couple extra seconds at the end to try to make up for it, though (downhill, of course).

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Today’s Goal: Week 10, Day 1 of 10K Trainer (Run 15 minutes, walk 1 minute, repeat 3x)

Distance: 4.4 miles

Time: 47’16

Average Pace: 10’44”

Best Mile: 10’20” (mile 1)

Worst Mile: 10’51” (mile 3)

Weather: Gorgeous, hardly a cloud in the sky, but warmer than I wanted. There was a bit of a breeze, though, and that helped.

How I felt pre-run: Resigned. I’ve been putting off this run for almost a week and I knew I had to just do it, but it still sucked.

How I feel post-run: I’m actually a bit cold now that all the sweat is drying. Looking forward to a hot shower. (And a NAP!)

Run Breakdown:
30% Why is it so hot??
28% How can only 30 seconds have gone by?
23% God I feel slow.
19% No, seriously, why is it so hot.

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