fun 5K. Plus, it is really cool to be able to say I ran in a race with elite runners. The list of elites looks awesome once again.
Yesterday I went for a run and originally had the intention to do the 7 mile tempo run I decided not to do on Friday. Then I thought it would be good to do 10 mile. Then it was 7 miles at tempo and 3 easy miles. I was up early, but since ADP was running first I read the paper, enjoyed some tea and entertained the kids for a while before heading out the door.
- mile 1: 9:43/mi
- mile 2: 9:21/mi
- mile 3: 9:13/mi
- mile 4: 9:11/mi
- mile 5: 9:21/mi (this one has the icky hill)
- last .44 mi: 3:56 for 8:57/mi equiv
Oops, I unintentionally ran negative splits. What happened to my 9:40/mi run? I guess it did not happen. I did not try too hard because I didn't look at my garmin after the first mile. I decided to be done after 5.44 miles so I picked up Maddie and we went out for 1.82 miles at a nice leisurely 10:23/mi pace!
My original plan was not lost though. I
originally set out to go 7 miles at 9:40/mi. Looking at the whole run including the part with Maddie I was not far off. 7.26 mi with an average pace of 9:36/mi. I guess things work out just fine in the end. :)