On Saturday, I was going to run long, but I spent so much time farting around in the morning (aka, blogging) that I only had time to do my neighborhood 5 mile run.
Well, it turned into a "progression-ish" run which I am going to count as speed training!
Check out my splits!
Mile 1 - 7:37
Mile 2 - 7:17
Mile 3 - 7:08
Mile 4 - 6:56
Mile 5 - 6:57
This is an average pace of 7:11! Which means, if I can maintain that pace for just another 1.2 miles, I will reach my goal of running a sub 45 minute 10k on October 19th!
This should not have been a good run. It should have been horrible. First of all, the night before, I had a hot sausage, french fries, a donut, and ice cream for dinner. Probably not the most wholesome food to consume if I want my body to perform the way I want it to. Then, I got my period that morning, which means not only was I gassy (sorry to the two dudes that read my blog) but my lower back was hurting like a mother-effer!
All signs were pointing to it being a pretty shitty run. I don't know why it turned out so well. I'm really excited for the 10k as I will eat better, hopeully not have my period, and I will rest for several days beforehand to make sure my legs are fresh.
I guess I should be prepared to have a crappy run soon! That's how it works, right? Sometimes we are surprised by an awesome run and sometimes we are surprised with a crappy run! It all evens out. As long as my crappy run isn't on race day!
If you eat crappy food, does it affect your run? If I eat a lot of it, it does. If I don't overdo it, I'm fine.
Did you ever decide mid run that you were going to do speed work?
When was the last time you had a GREAT run?