I had plans of running earlier today. My early was more like 5:30 pm and not 9:45 am! My running club’s workout is a 1 mile time trial at 6:30 pm. Because I am running a half marathon this Sunday, my workout is different. I have to run 4 miles at race pace. Andi
coerced talked me into meeting her at the gym at 9:30 am. I got there at 9:35…..ooops!
I am not sure of my exact splits ( can you believe I still ran??) I did not have time to wait for my Garmin to reset. Oh well. I actually did not combust from not knowing. It was kind of nice. Well, I did have Andi telling me every once in a while what our pace was…. I am also unsure of what my race pace will be on Sunday…until the race is over; because you see, I can not see the future when it comes to running. I can predict most other things, but not my races. Andi set her Garmin for a race pace of 8:40.
Warm up : 1.3 miles (12:12)
Mile 1~ 8:35 ( we had moments of 8:00 pace. We are soooo cocky)
Mile 2~ 8:38 ( stopped to pee illegally in public) ( I was following Andi’s lead after the warm up)
Mile 3~ 8:36 ( stopped because my vocal cords decided to talk to me. So lame and unexpected, but hey…thanks for waiting Andi, and for the stick)
Mile 4~8:46 ( Done!)
My cool down was a run/jog/walk kind of thing. Andi’s was a sprint back to the Y so I am not late getting my son from school kind of thing. Peace out Andi! I think her pace was 7:45!
8:30 pace with a goal of 8:40 pace.
So too shabby. I felt ok. Not the greatest, but I am glad we did this. Another thing is that my Avg. HR was 162. According to my most resent test I
will should be able to sustain a 168 avg for the race. Soooo, that means I should be able to pick it up a bit. Not too much though!
I am not sure what I am doing as far as running goes for the rest of the week, but I might run more time…either Thursday or even early Saturday morning. Who knows?
I taught Healthy Minds class today at noon. It was a pure cardio today. Next week they might not know what hit them. Outdoor Boot camp is in the works! I did give them a heads up. I hope they still show up!
Well I am off to teach Cardio Sculpt. I like to get there early and sit in the parking lot with my music on and make up the class! I don’t feel it’s procrastinating. I come up with some of my best classes this way!
Have a great Tuesday.