The last couple of runs I ran this week were at the gym on the treadmill due to the cold weather. Normally I am only able to run at night during the week and I really do not feel like running at night in 35+ degree weather. Plus I get to do my circuit training after my run. Today however, I was able to run during the day and I made the decision to make this run a distance run, something I have not been able to do in a while.
So I took off running and decided to take a different route than I normally do. The route I took today allowed me to add more elevation to my run. I expected to gain some distance today; I had set my goal at 5.5 miles, and if I pushed it, maybe even run my second 10K distance (6.2 miles). Well, I pushed it alright. I pushed it all the way to 7.68 miles in 1:25:32. What surprised me was my pace. Normally on my long distance runs I run about a 11:25 to 11:40 pace, but today I finished with an average pace of 11:08 minutes per mile.
Here is the details of the run:
|My longest run ever, both in distance and time.|
Here are the splits for the run:
|For some reason, I felt like I was getting faster with each mile.|
And the other best part of the day? I dropped over 3 pounds today in my weight loss!
Thanks for reading. Have a great rest of the day.