Talk about running to how you feel…
An odd run this morning. Mondays are my early day at work which meant waking up before 3am for today’s workout. I was on the road at 3:45 for a scheduled 105 minutes.
I was slow. Just didn’t have any pep and the miles were drawn out. I felt ok and was surprised to see the high 9’s on the watch as each mile passed. Usually 9 minutes per mile is my gentle pace. But not today. I was slower. I ran the first section as an out and back on the highway and finished 7 miles at an average 9:41 pace. A quick drink and I was out for an in-town loop to finish my time.
I was quite surprised at how I started to feel during the next mile. I woke up and the pace started to perk. The next thing I know I’m thinking that I can salvage an average 9 minute pace. And sure enough, each mile passed with a faster pace and I was feeling pretty good. Got in another 5.1 miles before the clock ended the run. Average for the run: 8:41. Average for the 2nd section: 7:19 with the last mile in 6:10.