What is not normal behavior [cheating on a run] for me boiled down sheer exhaustion and just plain running out of time to do all the thingies I had yet to do before 'party time'. So, I was forced to succomb to the pressure of everybody's voices "your going to run how far?" "why?" like I'm nuts or something. Therefore, I only ran 33.59 minutes of the my scheduled 75 minute run.
Let me tell you, those 33.59 minutes, were ANIMAL minutes. Those minutes rocked as I bitch ran myself around that track! I was in awe as I really did not feel like this was 'me' running this pace and I questioned how long I could sustain. But I had in my mind, that I wasn't going to run easy anymore; I'm going to tear it up with my heart and guts everytime I'm on the road. :) Here's my breakdown:
Total Distance: 4 miles
Total Time: 33.59 minutes
Mile 1 avg pace: 8:40
Mile 2 avg pace: 8:23
Mile 3 avg pace: 8:26
Mile 4 avg pace: 8:30
Later today you'll find me back on the road [no track this time] to finish my minutes, 41.01 to be exact cause I need the miles for the September to Remember 100 hosted by JKRunning. I currently stand at 60.5 miles with 10 days to go.