Then this funny thing happened. I started running around the Rose Bowl and just never stopped (I did stop half a mile in to stretch out my leg, but no walking). I was working on pacing tonight and it was amazing how easy it was to run the full 3 miles. Not too long ago, I was looking at the data from my app and realized that I'm running way faster than I can maintain (7-9min/mile) which leads to needing to walk. So, with my phone in hand, I watched my pace as I ran tonight. I averaged a 13 minute mile, which I realize is very slow. I wasn't even winded most of the time and my leg didn't cramp (the two things that usually inspire a walking break). It's amazing how much pacing makes a difference.
I'm not sure how much the cocktail of homeopathic remedies and drugs that I've been ingesting affected this evening's run. I woke up this morning with much less snot and a much less sore throat. I think I'm going to survive. I may even make it all 13.1 miles.
|Graph from run last week|
|Graph from today's run|