Last night I ran to LC’s house for our weekly pasta dinner. I had mapped it out to be between 7 and 8 miles, but it turned out to be 10 miles! Gross underestimation on my part. It was such a great run though – despite the big purple backpack on my back – the weather was perfect and there was a slight breeze the whole time. Here are my splits:
Now, we all know I’m not the most consistent runner these days. But I will say that since I was running mostly on sidewalks, these are not accurate. There were a fair amount of pedestrians to avoid and lights to wait for. Since I did not have auto-pause on (my phone is dying a slow death and can only handle so much), these times include the time I stood still at lights.
I was SO surprised when I looked down at the app (around mile 7) and realized that I had run some sub 8 minute miles – I honestly did not know that I was capable of that! And with a backpack on, no less! I can’t comment too much on the rest, because I have no idea which splits are more accurate than others. Doesn’t really matter though. I ran a solid 10 miles and my ankle was fine and I had fun. Can’t ask for much more!
I did my shakeout run this AM because I needed to clear my head, and that was a slow run. Definitely a run-as-slow-as-possible-but-still-run workout. I’m cool with it.
How was your run today?