Sometimes I feel like my runs look a lot like this:
But they're not fun like this:
(I do want to ban BO, for the record.)
What I mean is, I'm lacking pace consistency right now, and that can be tiresome/painful/stressful. For example, here's a recap from last week's runs:
As you can see, my splits are all over the place for my 3 runs last week. And yesterday I ran 3.5 miles with a 7:30 split. I don't know whether to be impressed or concerned. Really, I think it's too early in the training to tell what my pace will be pan out to be. I need to collect more data... make some charts... SCIENCE!
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In other news, I bought new shoes this weekend! I try to change mine out every year. If I ever get to full marathon status, I'll obviously switch them sooner.
I ran with them for the first time last night. It was like running on a couple of Tempra Pedic mattresses. Like running on a cool breeze of air. Like running on supportive clouds. Like running on fall-asleep-right-away pillows. Like running on clouds on pillows on air. (Perhaps they're the magic behind that 7:30 split??)
I'm in love and I don't care who knows it!