Friday, July 11, 2008

How Not to Pace Yourself

Running again today wasn't Plan A, but it was an acceptable Plan B. As such, it was supposed to go down was like this: ~3 easy miles(~12 min/mi pace). That's not quite what happened, though. What can I say? I'm really excited to be running again.


Wheeeeeeee! I'm running again.

(happy face)

Life is good. I really missed this.

Mile 1 - 9:21 min.

Oh crud. That's too fast. What am I doing? I'm going to hurt myself again if I'm not careful. Must.Slow.Down.

(concerned face)

Ooooh lookie! There's a couple running together up ahead. I think I could catch up to them.

(devilish smile)

Hi there! Great morning for a run, isn't it?

(huge grin)

Wheeeeeeee! This is fun. I can't wait 'til the 5K on Sunday.

Mile 2 - 10:27 min

That's better, but it's still too fast. Time to slow down for real.

(scoldy face)

Okay, this is more like it, I think, but somehow not as fun...

(bored face)

Mile 3 - 13:48 min

Are you kidding me? Now I'm going too slow.

(scowl)

I give up on tryng for an easy pace. I'm almost home. I'm just gonna' finish strong.

(determined face)

Wheeeeeeeee!!

(fist pump in air)

Final .25: 2:14 min (9:02 pace)



Summary: 3.25 miles, "average" pace 11:02, real pace all over the map

22 comments:

  1. yea!!! so happy you can run again! your times look like mine!
    take care

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  2. ROFL... average pace is where its at!!!

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  3. haha what a great post! good luck in the 5k!

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  4. Nice run! Glad to hear you went through all the emotions and still enjoyed it! :)

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  5. sounds like your legs have healed well

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  6. Love it, you crack me up!

    Glad you had a good run...

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  7. Sometimes -you just have to go with it! Great job.

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  8. isn't it great to be running again? :)

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  9. GOOD LUCK!

    (Your pacing sounds alot like mine....only the faster version).

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  10. No pains! No niggles! Great! Very funny post. I could picture your face at every stage! :)

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  11. Any run that ends with a fist pump classifies as an EXCELLENT run. :-)

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  12. Ha ha - the scoldy face made me laugh. Great run and have fun in the 5K!!

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  13. Soemtimes it's tough to re-discover your pace after some time off. You'll find it again, don't worry. The important thing is that you did 3 miles without pain -- woohoo!

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  14. Great post. Good luck on Sunday and keep on having fun.

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  15. my life has been filled with acceptable plans Bs lately and Im so ok with that :)

    and thanks for the laugh...

    MizFit

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  16. LMAO! What are you gonna do? It's good to be back, huh? ;-)

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  17. That is almost how all of my runs go...who ever invented this pacing stuff anyway? :>D

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  18. That's a lot like my runs. If I happen to look down at garmin and see I'm going too fast - I slow down, and then end up going too slow. I am trying not to even look at it for pace but just for miles.

    I know you are glad you're running again! Great!!!

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  19. Wheeeeeeeeeeee!!
    Congratulations.

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  20. Sounds like you had a great run...sometimes being completely steady isn't that fun!

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  21. Gotta love runs like that!..;-) Glad to hear you're back it.

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