Sunday, March 15, 2009

Shorter Distance, Faster Pace

56 degrees; splits 8:58; 8:34; 8:46; 8:41; 8:21; 43:20 total for 5 miles; 8:40 per mile pace.

Disclaimer: This posting may not be up to my usual high standards of creativity.(JK) This was written a few hours after returning home from Mohegan Sun Casino, where I spent 4 hours with my wife having dinner, drinking beer, gambling, and drinking beer. Did I mention we drank beer?! My lovely wife is working 70 hours a week as a CPA and she and I had almost forgotten who each other were!

So much for my original plan of running another 7 or 8 miles. Due to time constraints, I cut back my run to 5 miles. It was another random road run, which has quickly become my favorite way to run. I seem to do better since I'm not psyching myself out by knowing ahead of time where all my mile splits are. I just run wherever I feel like running, and keep my eyes and ears focused on my Garmin for my splits. After a sluggish start, I warmed up and felt great. The more I ran, the better I felt. I'm excited about my consistent split times every time I run lately, plus my legs and lungs are feeling stronger again. I'm feeling confident that as long as I don't overdo it, I'm well on my way to running the 10 mile race in 3 weeks.

3 comments:

Rookie on the Run said...

Awesome!! Sounds like you are enjoying your runs and getting stronger. You'll do great for your 10 mile race!

Anais said...

Ugh, tax seasons isn't fun for anyone, but definitely not for accountants!!

I have yet to go to a casino...I should try them out :)

lindsay said...

hope you had better luck at the casino than i did!!