I woke up early for my run and got started right away with 1st breakfast (pre-run meal)
Yes I do take coffee with my cream.
The cinnamon vanilla almond butter is down to it’s last two tablespoons which means it’s time for another trial of oats in a jar. I drank my coffee and let my food digest a bit while I got dressed. Random note: These two tanks make me happy when I pull them out My hubby got them for me at the running expo at my half-marathon last year. They say “13.1” and “I Can’t Not.” I wore the gray one to the pool yesterday so I wore the purple one today.
Anyway, I’m just going to get it out there and say that I was a big dummy on this run. I still met my minimum goal but I could have done better and I know it. I did a 4 mile run in 40:26 and finished the last quarter of a mile at an 8:22 pace. That was most definitely a solid finish but I KNOW I could have done so much better. I started out fantastic with an average of 9:30 or below pace. I felt great and strong. At about the one mile point I saw a gent in orange in the distance and wanted to see if I could catch up to him. I picked it up just a little and was rocking a 9:15. I caught him after a little over half a mile. I made the decision after passing him that I was going to do at least 4.5 miles.
Side note: Nothing will make you feel more like a warrior on a long run then running past a bunch of armament, having planes fly over you and being surrounded by BIG ASS Guns. (No pictures folks, sorry). Well that and when I passed the guy in orange the Black Eyed Peas, My Humps came on and for some reason I felt like a Bad Chick.
Anywho, this is where I realized what a dummy I was when I left for my run. I turned around at 2.25 miles and then the sun said hello. It started getting really hot and I realized CRAP, I didn’t bring any water! I mean honestly who plans on doing 4-5 miles and doesn’t bring water??? Oh yeah, I do. Sheesh. I got to a little over 3 miles and felt way overheated and stopped to walk for a moment. I picked it back up and finished at 4.2 miles. So, I kept it at 10 minute miles but I’m just irritated at leaving the water home.
The water belt is coming with me next week when I do a 5 mile run. After my run I talked to the hubby on the phone while guzzling a giant bottle of water. Then it was time for FOOD. No run is complete without the massive breakfast finish am I right? I roasted up some savory sweet potatoes (garlic, smoked paprika, Adobo) while I destinkified and then added them to a veggie scramble (corn, broccoli, peppers).
Delicious! Don’t forget your water on your runs!