I really didn’t want to run this morning at all. We had company yesterday and they were both sick as dogs and I have a feeling that I am fighting whatever it is that they had – ah well.
Something just kept me going, not sure why, but I did.
The first mile was tough and then having to jump off into the woods for a minute or so didn’t help either. At about the 3.0 mile mark I came very close to just turning around and bagging the run. I had a hard time with keeping my focus on the run, but after I had my Vanilla Cliff Shot at the Augusta Town Line, by the time I got to Civic Center Dr. I felt a lot more like running than I had earlier.
Maybe it was the combination of the Achiva and Cliff Shot or just the running, but whatever it was, I was starting to feel a lot better than I had at first.
My splits were actually pretty decent considering how I was feeling when I started:
- 1.0 – 8:41
- 2.0 – 8:38
- 3.0 – 9:04
- 4.0 – 8:41
- 5.0 – 8:55
- 6.0 – 8:43
- 7.0 – 8:40
- 8.0 – 8:35
- 9.0 – 8:29
- 10.0 – 8:53
- 11.0 – 8:55
- 12.0 – 8:25
- 13.0 – 7:56
- 13:2 – 8:50
They were a lot more consistent than I thought they would be and as usual from Bond Brook Rd to the Rail Trail were my two slowest splits. I was pleasantly surprised at how much I was able to pick it up the last 2.0 miles and that I had enough left to break 8:00 for the last miles was pretty surprising.
When I got done, I was definitely tired and began to feel like crap again, so I am going to finish this post up and go take a nap to see if that helps at all :-).
Very impressed that Kinvara 2, just went over 200 miles, it will be interesting to see how they are at the 300 mile point – it seems that is where the Saucony shoes seem to really start to go down hill for me. Hope these last longer, they did wear quickly for a while, but seem to have leveled off a bit over the last 50 miles. Who knows maybe all this effort to change my form is paying off and my shoes will last a lot longer than they used to :-).