Saturday, August 27, 2011


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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  1. A-mazing is right!
    Holy sha-moly, girl!!!

    Awesome splits!!

  2. great job! It feels great to beat your pace, doesn't it?!?

  3. wowzers!! you Go Girl! way to get out there even with going to bed late.

    so nice of you to have a hat party for your friend. too sweet!

    good negative splits! you rock!

  4. Yes, you are A-mazing and my new hero! I am going to think of you next time I don't want to get out of bed in the morning to run!

  5. Nice job!! Great run AND great for getting up when you didn't want to! :)