This morning I had my 6 mile run scheduled. I misjudged how far I was up the trail after my husband dropped me off at the trailhead on his way out, so I ended up going a total of 6.21 miles. Oh well, not like it was hard or that it's going to kill me. I may go a little over the "recommended" 10% rule this week, but I tend to think the "rules" are more guidelines and that you should listen to your own body. If the end of the week comes and I need to tone it down, I promise I will. But right now I think I'm a-ok.
My run went great! I thought I was feeling the beginnings of some GI issues around mile 5, but thankfully they faded away quickly. I doubt it was from my pre-run fuel, which was my standard PB on toast, because I ate like crap last night and knew afterwards that was a bad idea. Oh well. Live, run, and learn, right? Today I tried to not gawk at my watch every couple of seconds and just run by what I perceived to be a nice comfortable pace. I think I did pretty well. I caught myself pushing it a couple of times, but I reeled it back in. After stopping my watch I didn't achieve perfect negative splits, but really I wasn't too far off.
Mile 1: 10:05
Mile 2: 9:34
Mile 3: 9:40
Mile 4: 9:25
Mile 5: 9:15
Mile 6: 9:19
Like I said, I don't think I did too bad! Overall: 6.21 miles in 58:58. Average Pace: 9:29.
I did my 10 minute stretching routine when I got home and then did my #plankaday! Today's plank came in at 1:49.1. Yay!