Time to Push a Little
A Magnolia Bloom
Today's goal: 5 faster miles in the middle of a 9 mile run.
- 2 warm-up miles: 10:50, 10:47/mi. average pace. 81 degrees, 90% humidity.
- Time to speed up for 5 miles and focus on the path ahead of me. No looking into the trees when I heard the numerous cardinals chirping. When I sped up, I felt a slight breeze - an incentive. My legs felt light. My feet felt comfortable in my new Asics 2150's. Mile splits - 9:22, 9:07, 9:25, 9:10, and 9:03. It was important to me that I didn't get slower at the end.
- 2 cool-down miles: 11:01, 11:12 Legs were oh, so heavy. Soaked in the usual sweaty mess, I slowly dripped all of the way home. Drip, drop!
During: Gatorade. Fill bottles 1/2 full and freeze. Top off in the AM.