June 28, 2013

June 21

Total time: 12:30 min
Total distance: 1.1 miles

It's been kind of hot lately. I was afraid that this was going to cause me to wimp out on my running, but I haven't really had a chance to prove or disprove that theory yet. I've had softball almost every night which is a pretty effective way to either (a) keep me from running at all or (b) pushing my run back to later in the evening when it's much less hot. Either way, the heat hasn't been an issue.

Due to the crazy spring we've had, there have been a lot of makeup games that my team has been trying to squeeze in - one of these landed on Friday. Unfortunately, both my assistant coaches were tied up with other obligations that night, so it was just me, flying solo. Normally, not a big deal - I was without an official assistant most of last summer, so I've done it before. But it was slightly more exhausting than I expected and it was pretty warm outside. None of this stopped me from deciding to go for a run when I got home, though. In hindsight, that was a pretty terrible idea. I was much more worn out than I realized, and I knew from the get-go that it was going to have to be a short run.

I told myself to run at least 12 and a half minutes just to ensure that I could get at least a mile in - because that's the minimum, right? Well, turns out I was going a little faster than I thought, because when I plugged in my band afterward, it told me I was running at an 11.6 min/mile pace. Not too shabby! And here I was worried about clearing the mile mark. Silly me.

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