Today’s been a bit tougher to stay on-track, but not bad. I want to eat, but I’m not hungry. I suspect I haven’t been drinking enough water today. I did have a decent run this morning. I was only planning to do 3-5 miles, so I didn’t even take water with me. It was cloudy, cool, and lightly misting – perfect running weather! I can tell I’ve been eating better, by the way my runs have been feeling better. I actually started off really fast today and decided to run with it (haha).
I finished my first mile in 9:02!!!!!! That’s a PR!! By a good bit! My second mile came in at 9:08, and I started thinking about a 28-29 minute 5K PR! Then I hit the 3rd mile. I started to feel thirsty, and that does NOT work for me. For whatever reason, if I feel thirsty while running, I either need to drink water or I’m going to crash. And crash I did. I made it to 2.65 miles, and despite slowing to a 9:27 pace, I couldn’t catch my breath, and my legs were SCREAMING at me. I also couldn’t figure out how to slow down any more than that. I know it sounds silly, but it felt like my legs had settled into that fast pace and wouldn’t give it up. So I threw in the towel and walked home.
I have no regrets about any of it. It felt great to run that fast! I’ve never run anything near a 9 minute mile before. I was close enough to the 5K distance, that I know I can tack on that last 0.5 mile.