8140 total / 0 in 2018

Finding some consistency in training and getting to a solid half marathon or sprint tri before the end of the year

Barbara W. ran: Today was the day to ...

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  • 6 miles
  • 01:02 time
  • 09:57 pace
  • 644 calories
  • 0 ft climb
  • 0 max hr
  • 0 avg hr
    • Currently 2/5 Effort.
    effort 2/5
good NASCAR run 6.26 mi 01:02 09:57 pace

Today was the day to turn left at every opportunity. =) I headed out the door wanting to go slow today to truly allow myself a recovery week. I know that I need to let myself rest, so my goal was to be between 10:00 and 10:30s for each mile. I knew that this would be hard, but I wanted to push myself to go slow.

I focused on form and could tell that I wanted to go fast as I caught myself leaning forward a couple of times. Each time, I pushed my glutes forward, reactivated my traverse abs and....ended up speeding up since I had the right form. Doh! But, I did keep the pace right around 10 (9:54 - 10:06 for all 6).

When I realized I was going to be going further than I expected (I can turn left a lot in my neighborhood!) I sped up. Then I realized that going faster wasn't going to make the distance shorter, it would just make it go faster. Yeah, I need coffee in the mornings to make sense. =)

Overall, really happy with the run and slowing down. I need to do this more and look forward to the challenge of running slowly.

  • Dave P.
    Dave P.

    Nice NASCAR 10K with no pileups, no caution flags, and no pitstops. :) Sounds like you made it into victory lane. Now go celebrate with some chocolate milk!

    about 6 years ago Like1 person

  • Barbara W.
    Barbara W.

    Dave, you're on for the best recovery drink!

    about 6 years ago Like1 person

  • Dale T.
    Dale T. Nice Job
    Nice Job:

    What an awesome run Barbara! Enjoy that chocolate milk :-) Good STUFF!

    about 6 years ago