Miles to Health

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Mental game

So I spent all morning actually most of the day really from 10:45am to 2:20pm working the concession stands for the Solon High School where the middle school was hosting the relay games, I made 160 hotdogs, lots of bags of popcorn, pretzels and nacho, this was probably one of the busiest concession I ever worked with no room for breather. I was so proud of myself no nibble on the junk except for a fist full of popcorn on the way out.

I had planned to run in the morning before going to work concession but I was engrossed in a cycling for women book and before I knew it, it was too late to go for a run, so after being on  my feet for about 4 hours I realized I still needed to get my run in, I was already in running clothes, I ate a Powerbar peanut butter crunch, drank some gatorade, suck down a tropical hammer gel, switch shoes and took off long pants, since all I had all day was a slice of cinnamon toast I needed some calories in me.

Starting out my legs where tired and my schedule was calling for 12 miles, I know I wasn't up for 12 just too tired and too late in the day since I promised my son I'll take him driving. With my car at the community park I ran down route 91 towards Twinsburg, decided to make a left on Pettibone and run towards Route 43 but when I got to Liberty I decided to turn around and head back but I then decided if I wasn't going to run 12 then I needed to run the miles fast to make up for the missing miles, remember I am tired.

Average pace at turn around was about 10:24, mental game if I can run the 5 miles in less than a 10 mins pace I did not have to run more than 5 but I will have to run a mile for every 0.1 after 10 with a max of 12 miles. Well, did my pace change

Mile 1 ; 10:30
Mile 2: 10:23
Mile 3: 9:45
Mile 4: 9:10
Mile 5: 9:05
Did 5 miles for an average pace of 9:48, this tells me that I can run my paces faster than I tend to run them even though my heart rate was slight elevated which I attribute to heat, the pace was really not an am going to die pace. Even though I meet the goal I felt I still had some extra jolt of hammer gel in me and so as not to let it got to wait I went out for an extra 2 miles  as my cool down for a total of 7

Happy Mother's Day to all the Mothers out there.

1 comment:

Raquelita said...

You rocked that run! Check out those negative splits! I probably would have been tempted to nibble a lot more than you did on those concessions.