Thursday, March 17, 2011
I ran a solid ten today in beautiful weather. Marissa let me wear her new Garmin watch which is so awesome. It tracks your distance and your pace...two things I always want to know when I'm running. Sadly the battery died at mile 5.25 but the freedom to run wherever without planning out a route is liberating. At my gummy/water stop I got on the computer to try and figure out how many miles it was back to my apartment. Then when I got home I calculated the total distance on mapmyrun.com and it came out to exactly 10 miles. No crazy wind today just lots of sunshine and a nice cool breeze. My pace while the Garmin was on was between 8:40 and 9:00 per mile I think, probably slower toward the end of the run. This run was sooo much better than the last long one which I needed before race day. I did get to run 4.6 miles and 3 miles on Monday and Tuesday this week. Sadly with a push for cardio, I have been neglecting my arms/abs entirely. Hopefully when the half is over I can really get on track with that!