I finally woke up and ran before class. I attribute some of the motivation to watching the Biggest Loser last night and the rest i attribute to the fact that I got less sleep than i wanted to and did NOT want to be super tired and cranky alllllllllll day. Hence, I decided to start my day off right with a therapeutic run.I say therapuetic because if you were in my head last night, you’d think i was crazy. My thoughts ranged from weddings to prisoners.. yeah, i know.
Because I had gotten less rest than i had hoped for, i decided to not map my run beforehand and just run to wherever my feet took me. That helped me a ton because I could process things inside my head instead of anticipating the next turn. I also didn’t decide beforehand if i was going to jog it or run it. Pretty much, I planned to not plan!
Anyway, I ended up running 3.5 miles in 30 min. (see below) WHAT?!? Unexpected, but l will take it, I will certainly take it.
The speed times on the chart are not my actual times for each mile. I had to adjust the pace so my “end time” would match up with the milage.
This is my hypothesis on why I ran it so fast:
A.) I started out with a fast mile because,
1. i was excited to be up early enough for there to be mist/fog outside
2. i was NOT paying attention to the time or my pace because i was busy thinking about the topics of the night before aka. weddings-prisoners
B.) When there was a break in my thoughts i realized that i had been running for 12 min. so i should probably slow down if i wanted to make it back so i slowed down. BUT then, some hills came into my route so naturally, i sped up my pace and starting thinking again and forgot to slow down.
C.)I ended up slowing down when i hit all the smog from the factories and starting thinking that breathing in the toxins was probably a bad idea to do whilst running.
D.)Since I hadn’t mapped my run i just decided to run from 30 min and i reached my apt. at 28min. I ran a little further; since i always like to end a run with a final sprint (thanks to Stark– my high school Atheltic P.E. teacher), i ended up sprinting for almost the last 2min.
So all those factors put together brought me to 3.5 miles in 30 min.*
I wanted to stop when i had pausing in between my thoughts or when caught a glance of my watch but thoughts like the one below kept me going
Also a little side-note. I got new x-training shoes. Take a lookie… and i love new colorful socks! Thanks Mayra!
I’m jealous if any of you live in 2season weather areas. Sigh, oh Oregon ❤
*Good thing im doing the KSA 5k in October. I think Im going to make my goal time for that under 27min.