This week has been hot and humid for mid day runs. Both runs that I did earlier this week (Mon and Tues) have been in the heat, each with predictable results.
Monday (Market Square Course 4 miles: 8:20, 8:26, 12:08, 10:15) 39:09
I could tell in the first mile that I was going to be hurting at the end of this run. If you look at the split time, you can see where I started hurting! The fact is that I ran out of steam. I just didn’t have enough to keep up even a slower pace, I had to walk. I went into Marathon Survival mode and just made it from point to point. The last mile was a little better, I had found my second wind and so I I ran more and walked less. I was able to run the last quarter mile in 1:53 (7:32 pace) which gave me a Dump Runner’s Club Special Fast Finish
Tuesday (James White Greenway 4 miles: 7:49, 8:06, 9:53, 10:50) 36:39
I SWORE to myself that I would have a more consistent run than I did the previous day. I put on a recent episode of Phedippidations to listen to during my run, and took off. The first mile felt great! I really felt like I was running a 9:00 minute mile and I was SHOCKED that my watch was not even to 8 minutes when I crossed that first mile. I knew that this run would end up much like yesterday’s run, but I thought to myself “Eh, I’m not going to slow down… this feels good”.
I made it to the 2 mile turnaround and still felt good. And on the way back, in anticipation of the Lake Loudon Hill, I walked in a few locations. I didn’t have to walk up the hill but found a pace that worked for me and stuck to it. See… I knew consistency was the key! Why didn’t I just start off that way?
On a Gravity@1053 podcast note, my intention was to upload a new episode today, until I realized that I did not an Outro recorded. Ugh! I thought that I recorded a template that I could use as I put the podcast pieces together. Well, it will be up tomorrow. Actually, if you would like to be included in the listener feedback section, feel free to send me an email…