Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Today's progressive 5 miler

A 5 miler was scheduled today, and coming off 8.5 yesterday, I wasn't sure how the legs would feel.  I felt decent from the get go, but still "feel," the left hamstring.  I am not sure what that's about, but whatever.  At first, my plan was simply to run 5 miles, not slow.  As I got in the groove, each mile felt a little stronger and I decided midway through, to try and progress each mile a little faster.  I would say I decided this around the 2.5 mile mark, unsure of what the first 2 mile splits would look like.  

Finishing up, I felt strong and was pushing it well for the last mile.  I downloaded my watch and the splits are as follows:

15:50- 0:20 (4%)7'45"/MI
23:04- 0:31 (6%)7'14"/MI
30:13- 0:05 (1%)7'09"/MI
36:54- 0:28 (6%)6'41"/MI
This makes a simple 5 miler feel like I was accomplishing something.  I never like to feel that I am simply getting miles in.  That is when my motivation nose dives I think.  I do not want to go through the motions, so a run like today, even though it was only 37 minutes, felt important.  

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