Last week I had a 13 miler. It's Taper Time guys!!
It was down at Ballast point, so I did my friday night routine, got up Saturday ready to Rock N Roll.
It was very nice and was very relaxed after having Friday off :)
So.. It was time to start going and it was dark (6am) and FREEZING for us Floridians!! It was about 55 degrees when we started. I had no idea what I should be wearing. Pants, Capris, shorts, Tshirt, Tank, long sleeves? I was a deer caught in headlights so I brought a change of clothes if I needed. I wound up wearing a Tshirt, shorts and a long sleeve over..I didn't start to warm up till mile 9 when I was headed back in the direct sun.
It was a very nice run minus the wind..Boy was it windy along Bayshore.
I wasn't really watching my pace, I didn't really care.. and when I did look about halfway though I was shocked. Mostly because I looked at my pace the night before from my first 4 miler. I was right under 13 minute miles, which most people walk faster than me.
So I was determined to keep up a good pace. And when I say good, it is all relative to the person. I was never a runner and just got back into running in June, so it has been 5 months I have been running fairly consistently.
At mile 9ish I was rocking an 11:18 pace
It got a little slower after that as it began to warm up, I had to go against the wind, and I did not realize that the wind can really affect you.
SOOOO... I finished up my 13 nice and strong.
Team In Training has a nice potluck waiting for my fat butt. I ate some pretzels and drank some water then went back out to bring in Nicole. We finished the last half mile together. We started out first day of training doing 2 miles and we finished with a lot more.
We took our picture, talked a bit and when on with our day.
|Nicole and I :)|
Well, I am not going to go into my crazy weekend of weird events. But I am wishing you all a happy weekend and happy halloween
Now here is my question for you..
How long did it take you to get reach your ideal pace? or
Start to see a difference in your time?