July 30, 2013

July 12

Total time: 12 mins
Total distance: 1.05 miles
Unlike the last 5K run I participated in, where I was very careful to take it easy the days leading up to the event and get lots of R&R, I took a different approach – lots of small runs leading up to the event day. I don’t know what is generally recommended, but I do know that I struggled quite a bit at the 80s Run and one of my theories is because I had taken too many days off.
So, I decided to go for a “quick” mile run (or for 12 minutes, and hope that I managed to squeeze a mile in there) the night before to keep myself loosened up and in the right mindset.

I got done wishing I’d had more time to run that night because I was feeling good and could have possibly gone longer, but I had too many things on my schedule for that night and I knew there was a Big Hill in the run the next morning, so I decided it was best just to leave it at that.

On an unrelated note, I’ve been pretty pleased to see my pace averaging under a 12 minute mile. I know it doesn’t really mean anything because my distances are pretty arbitrary, but it’s still nice to see.

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