I did my 6.5 mile run today. I wanted to do it early, but due to heavy drinking the previous night I didn’t get out of bed until 9:00 AM, and didn’t get out the house until 10:00 AM. Not bad, but it was already hot by then.
So, final score for the run: 6.58 miles, 1:06:08 for the total distance. I started strong — OK, I started out too fast. Which cost me at the end. I kept up a 9:00 pace for the first 4 miles or so, then started slowing considerably until I was walking. My average pace, then, for the entire distance is a 10:03.039. Again, not bad, considering I was hung over and it’s frickin’ hot outside. It’s already 85 degrees and it’s only noon. Bleh. Double-bleh.
I learned a valuable lesson in pacing myself which I hope will carry over to the Run Hit Wonder race next weekend, my goal being a 9:00 pace.
I’ve got nowhere to go but faster. Right?