June 29, 2013

June 23

Total time: 25 minutes
Total distance: 2.17 miles

I have a 5K coming up (though by the time this gets posted, it will have likely already happened!) so I decided that it might be a good idea not to push myself too hard this week. I'm incredibly concerned about being able to run 3.1 miles on command. I've done it a few times, but it usually just sort of... happens. I've mentioned this before, and worrying isn't going to do anything, so I guess I'll just see what happens. In the meantime, I am hoping that if I conserve my energy this week, that'll give me a bit of a boost. I'm usually good for one really long run every week, and I guess I'm saving it for Saturday.

The BF joined me tonight, and it's kind of nice to have a running buddy - keeps me accountable, in the most immediate way, in the middle of actually running (not like this blog, where I have to shamefully report back if I wimp out). I think I run faster with people too - whether that is good or bad, I don't know. (I mean, running faster is generally good, but I'm not sure what that will do to being able to maintain my slow-but-steady pace when I'm in it for the long haul).

What I do know is that I ran for over 2 miles and managed to keep a much faster pace than usual. While I was surprised to see an 11.6 minute/mile pace earlier in the week when I ran just one mile, I was even more surprised to see it again for a time and distance that was twice as long. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't kind of proud of that, though I don't think it will keep happening (or maybe it will? I don't know! Time will tell!)

I've also encountered a new foe in my running adventures: mosquitos. And a myriad other bugs. Good thing I'm equipped with bug spray. Still, I'm pretty sure I've inadvertently consumed a fair share of gnats because apparently I run with my mouth open. I'll try not to think about it too much.

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