Thursday, September 18, 2014

Run journal - #28

Details: 30 tempo
Shoes: Hoka Huaka

Huaka, Huaka!
I love to add more pictures from the weekday runs, but seriously, there's just not much to see. I need to move somewhere more photogenic!

My watch is set to automatically record laps every mile and when it hits those markers it vibrates and pops up a message showing the pace for that last mile. I would SWEAR that it showed 9:05 this morning for my first mile. but somehow it's now showing up in my run record as 9:44 which is way off from my other splits. I'm not sure what happened. Most likely I just misread it this morning, but looking at my watch during that mile I was trying, and hitting or so I thought, around a 9:00 min/mi pace so when I saw 9:05 I felt that was just about right.

Anyway...

Even with that slow first mile I was able to get around a 9:00 min overall pace which is fine and what I was aiming for before the run . I think the Hokas have earned a spot on this weekends run. We'll see how it works out. 

This Saturday's long run is a milestone. It's our first double digit-er: 10 miles. Last week's 9 miles felt fine so I'm sure it won't be a problem, but it is a little weird to think about how far I've come since January when I ran my first mile since high school (and I'm not even sure I ever ran a mile even back then). I did that first mile run at one of my crossfit classes and I was thrilled to death about it. I was tired and it certainly wasn't fast, but I did it. I think it was the first physical thing I'd done since losing the weight that I absolutely could NEVER have done before losing it, and that meant something. I think I smiled for three straight days after that first mile. :)

So here's looking forward to 10!