Look up amazing in a thesaurus and you will find all the words that will describe this mornings run.
I was late getting to bed (1:30) after having hosted a hat party for a friend recently diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. So when the alarm went off this morning at 5:45 I did not want to go. Jeremy asked what I was going to do. He knows when I say I don't want to that usually means I'll do it later on the treadmill or bag the run completely. But not today! I told him I would go, but I just didn't feel like it.
I got ready and walked outside. To my shock it was still dark out! What?! Dark out at 6:20?? Awesome! The weather was great too! It was cool and 60 degrees. A good 15 degrees cooler than when I have started any other long run this summer.
I drove and met 2 friends. Jeremy and twila had started a little earlier bc they were doing 18 and 20 miles.
We started off and it just felt good! I had written down the running times I should be at for each of the 6 miles and put it in my spibelt. I stopped at 3 miles to get some water and gu. I checked the times and was 3 minutes under where I should have been at 3 miles. I figured if I kept this pace I could get a personal best for 5 miles.
My splits looked like this:
Negative splits for all but one for a 12:53 overall pace!! 1 minute faster than the pace (13:51) my new plan called for!!!!
Next week I have 10 miles scheduled for my long run and have a feeling it will be harder but I know I will be close!
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