Glass Half Empty…..
To say that today I had a great run would be a complete lie. I was planning to run 10 miles and slowly progress to a strong finish. All was going well until mile 4 (8:56, 8:36, 8:29, 8:25) and then I started already feeling weary. By mile 7 I was in survival – let me get home mode. I was overheated and sweating too much. I had 16 ounces of drinks with me but I guess I should have had more, looking back. I was also getting delirious now – do the math on this one. (Please, this is only relative to me) I was getting worried that I would average over 10 minutes a mile and kept on trying to see how much time I had to get under 1:30 for 10 miles. By mile 10 I had about 11 minutes left so I knew that I would make it in time and I did. Only later as I was sitting on the steps dripping and resting did I realize that I was off by over 10 minutes in my calculation – I had averaged under 9 minutes a mile the whole time.
Glass Half Full….
I guess that would have been it – a ‘bad’ run and I move one. But there were other factors that I put together after the run. I was on only 4 ½ hours of sleep since we had a long drive to the shore. It was 80+ degrees with 88% humidity over the last 40 minutes. No wonder I felt terrible pretty quickly! I still managed to average under 9 minutes a mile – not what I wanted to do at all, but better than I felt. I didn’t accomplish the progression piece either. In the end there were a lot of positives I could take away from the run and I can move on to the next run with another new lesson learned.
Tell me about a bad run that you had…..
Trials of Miles,