Whenever I see a number lower than 9 for the pace, I start panicking. Hold a 8:30/mile pace for tempo? Ahhh panic time!
Today, I just set out with the bf, Stef, to get in some nice five miles. Since we were both rushed for time, we planned to pick it up a bit more than our usual together runs and shoot for 10:00/mile pace.
|I'm literally shooting, sort of like how we were shooting for 10:00/mile pace. And literally shooting as in with my hands.|
However, once I got going, it felt so nice to pick up the pace a bit. After last night's 12:something /mile pace, this run was exactly what I needed mentally.
In fact, I felt so great that I kept on picking up the pace and eventually left Stef behind. (Oops?) By the end third mile, I realized that I was close to hitting my tempo pace, 8:30/mile. I made an executive decision to turn the run into a tempo workout and picked it up to hit my actual tempo pace.
|Non-icy, flat side walk is the best.|
|Ignore the last interval. I walked to cool down. But negative splitted every mile!|
Don't you love it when a run exceeds expectations? How do you motivate yourself to do workout runs?