Is it OK to swear on a blog? I’m not entirely sure but “booty” just doesn’t have the same effect.
So you’ll remember that I have 25 miles to run this weekend. I decided to give myself a bit of a break and determined that as long as I complete 25 miles before Monday morning, it doesn’t matter how many combinations of runs it took me to get there. So the plan is to run 7 miles today, 10 miles tomorrow morning and then 8 tomorrow afternoon. Next weekend there will be no “cheating” and I will have to complete the full 18 miles in one run.
I killed the 7 miles this morning. It was a great feeling. Most of the time when I looked down to check on Gus he told me my pace was below 9 minutes/mile; anytime it was above that I was able to really kick it into gear. I’m not sure where all the energy came from although I did have a delicious, hearty, grass-fed, pasture raised, organic hamburger last night (that I made all by myself!). Here are the stats from today’s run:
Total Distance = 7.01 miles
Average Pace = 9.01 minutes/mile
Total Time = 1:03:11
Total Calories Burned = half of the hamburger from the night before
If I can keep the same pace up for my next half marathon, I’ll surely accomplish my sub-2-hour goal.