I thought that my 5 mile run yesterday would be great because I so didn’t want to do it. But it wasn’t great. It was one of those runs that starts out with me thinking it must have been months since the last time I ran because I could hardly breath at the beginning. I hate that. I thought maybe I was going too fast but the Garmin had me pegged at some pokey pace and I just felt incompetent. A couple hundred feet later and Garmina told me I was huffing it at a sub 9 minute pace. So I slowed down and just ran at roughly a 10:30 pace or so I thought. The cool thing about the run, though was that I discovered that the trail I was on has a zillion water fountains. I just never noticed them before.
In an effort to avoid carrying a water bottle tomorrow I just went out in the dark and drove my car sort of along the trail and stopped every once in awhile to leave some water bottles. I hope I can find them tomorrow when I go for my final 20 mile run before The Big Day. I also scored some Cytomax and Ctyomax Gel which is what will be on the marathon course so I’m taking it for a test drive. I hope I don’t spend the rest of the day hugging the porcelain Goddess.
Splits on the 5 miler –
9:39, 10:12, 10:21, 10:12, 10:24 and the last 480 ft at 9:39
so now I have both consistency and symmetry. I hope it serves me well.