First off, thanks for the compliments on the headband! It's actually a Bondi Band - i have two of these and want to order more because they have some great patterns. I wear them to the pool, too. (Disclaimer: I do usually have to put a couple of bobby pins in to help them stay in place, though.)
So Saturday I went out for my 6 mile run. Not even a quarter mile in, I was already grumbling to myself about how tired i was (why hello, 5:15 IN THE MORNING) and how i didn't want to run. But i made myself go a mile and see how the rest went.
Surprisingly, it went well! After the first mile, i decided to walk a quarter mile then run the rest of the mile. Wash, rinse, repeat. This system worked well! I felt strong and wasn't really tired until the last mile (as usual). In full disclosure, i did stop the Garmin about every half mile or so to drink water/take a breather for about 15-20 seconds. Now i know i can't do this during the race if i want to meet my sub3 goal, but it really helped on this training run.
Mile 1 - 13:04
Mile 2 - 13:23
Mile 3 - 13:13
Mile 4 - 13:19
Mile 5 - 13:51
Mile 6 - 15:27 (i forgot to stop my Garmin while i was stopping at a water fountain to refill. Otherwise, it would have been faster!)
Total time: 1:22:18
Tonight's 4 miles again - it'll be another hot one, but i got some new running clothes so maybe that will help. ;)
6 hours ago