I decided to run my Garmin only for the tempo portion of the run (which was stupid because I can't really compare it to last week now). I felt really good until about half way up the hill when I slowed wayyy down and kind of lost motivation to push myself after that. Yeah, I weened out on keeping my tempo pace. BUT, for the first time probably ever I kept my pace consistent. Usually my mile splits are all over the place and vary by at least a minute (and always get slower) but tonight they looked like this:
Progress? I'll take it. One of these Thursday's I promise I will actually push myself like I am supposed to....but that probably won't happen until the route no longer involves Cobbs Hill vs. Molly. Is a flat road too much to ask for these days?
|Garmin says suck it up.|
On an exciting note, they gave us free samples during our nutrition clinic tonight. They talked about fueling before/during/after runs and gave everyone a pack of sport beans to try. The one time I had Sport Beans was right before I ran the Turkey Trot in November which turned out to be one of the worst experiences of my life (dramatic). So naturally in my head, beans = bad news. I ate them anyways, mainly because I was just really really hungry (pathetic). Contrary to my prior belief, the beans served me well. Maybe I've got them to thank for keeping a consistent pace tonight.
|I sure do sweat a lot for 25 degree weather.|
Maybe I'll pop some more beans before my long run on Saturday. 7 miles... let the mental preparation begin!