13.1 miles = 2:09:20, average pace 6.1m/h
[Were you impressed with the rhyming of the title??]
The weather as I stepped out the door:
I realized that I *LOVE* running in cold weather. As long as it's not windy, I am very, very happy!
I went out sportin' the candy cane look.
The only intention I had today was to run a few miles since I took the day off yesterday.
I am not following a training schedule. Silly? Probably. All I know is, I'm not great with having set days where I must run specific miles. It usually never happens. Sooo, I run off how my body feels.
Today, things clicked!
I tackled 3 significant hills. On the way up - I did not LOOK up(that mentally destroys me). Just keep moving.
On the way down - I took ALL of your advice- short stride, lean forward, do not heel strike. Seriously, It felt SO GOOD. NO pain. At all.
Every mile (except mile 3 @ 10:06) was under 10m/miles.
Miles 8-12, I just zoned out. I haven't had that feeling for a long time. My feet were just carrying me through and everything just felt very smooooth.
I sprinted the last .5miles (this never, ever happens).
I am VERY happy with this run!
I feel SOOOOO incredibly humbled and grateful for my health.
The last time I did 13.1 without stopping and without it being a complete disaster was MAY 2012 (2:04:xx)
Hershey's cookies n creme - I'm coming for you to celebrate.
This girl recently dyed her hair a rockin' purple colour. I love it.
She looks ahh-mazing.
It's got me ITCHIN' for a change.
I'd love to go back to red for a little bit..but I'd probably lose my job in 0-30 seconds.
So, I'm seriously considering going a little lighter for a few months:
Or, be bold enough again one day, and get the chop.
Stay tuuuned, I NEEED a change!