Just a quick post to share that I ran SEVEN miles today!!
It’s funny.. I think regardless of how many races or years I am running for, I will always be proud of myself after a long run, whatever “long” is at the time. I haven’t run seven miles since my half marathon in March, and this morning was HOT. I was also out too late last night, so didn’t wake up at 7am as planned. I did wake up just after 8, but it was almost 9am by the time I got outside and was already almost 80 degrees and so sunny. There was also far less shade on the trail than I remember!!
The first mile was really hard because I think I was pushing myself to go too fast despite the heat. I wasn’t sure if I was going to make it through all seven, but it got easier as time went on because I took all pressure off myself to run fast, and just kept repeating “Slow and steady. Slow and steady.” That mantra helped me make it through all 7 and run the entire time, albeit a bit slower than I’m used to. Here’s the breakdown:
- Mile 1: 9:49
- Mile 2: 10:20
- Mile 3: 10:36
- Mile 4: 10:37
- Mile 5: 10:30
- Mile 6: 10:31
- Mile 7: 10:21
- Total: 7.0 miles in 1:12:51 (10:24 pace) – 838 calories burned
I’m off to the pool for the day! What are you up to this weekend??