Today’s run proved to be my worst run since my scary run on Halloween. First of all it was cold (low 30s) and I hadn’t dressed warm enough. Secondly, someone filled my legs with lead. Damn kids!
I’m going to admit that I am frustrated that I am still so slow. I know it doesn’t matter but I’m still frustrated. It seems like no matter the situation, I just can’t get myself to run faster.
9 Mile Run
- Mile 1: 11:49
- Mile 2: 11:07
- Mile 3: 11:11
- Mile 4: 10:59
- Mile 5: 11:06
- Mile 6: 11:34
- Mile 7: 11:06
- Mile 8: 11:35
- Mile 9: 11:34
I was trying to be aware of my body during each mile so I could figure out what is going on. I was really cold and tight at first. As a matter of a fact, I didn’t start feeling warmed up until 36 minutes into the run. As you can see, I was able to then achieve a blistering 10:59 pace at mile 4.
I like to think my pace was slowed a little too by all my picture taking. You know that could quite possibly add 3 seconds to every mile.
Just around mile 4 I saw an insane man. I determined this because he was doing hill repeats on this hill.
This is the scene from the TOP of the hill. It is so hard to capture hills in photos. Let me just tell you this hill is a BITCH (I know bitches)! Anyway, the insane dude had a butt smaller than mine and I instantly hated him as I do most you skinny ass people.
At this point I started discovering new parts of the trail but I was not enthused. I was just waiting to hit the 4.5 mile marker so I could turn around and head home.
I thought I’d get the rush I normally get knowing half the run was over and be able to kick it into “high” gear. The rush never came, but the blisters did. I have a huge blister on my big toe.
I appreciate that a run is a run and I’m happy to have run 9 miles on a weekday. Again, who am I? I really think increasing my mileage so quickly is taking its toll on my body. I might skip my run tomorrow and do the elliptical instead. I haven’t been smart adding so many miles so quickly and I do not want to risk an injury. I just don’t know.
One thing I am certain of—Running causes wrinkles. Can you believe it?