11th run of the year. And on the day after my 40th birthday. Somewhere on this blog I’m sure I posted the run I did on my 37th birthday.
This particular run was terrible. I had to stop several times, which has not happened in quite a long time. Whether the combination of a daytime/morning run (which I don’t normally do), not much energy in me (not unusual), or just the fact I wasn’t in a focused head-space on account of dwelling on the 5k in two weeks, this was not a success.
The numbers tell a different story, but these numbers :
…are just a bit skewed. 5:15 is a faster pace than usual, which this certainly didn’t feel like. And the time listed does not include the breaks; I paused the Garmin for those, and there were at least 6-8 times, sometimes only 200m apart, when I had to stop and collect myself. The total distance is correct. I didn’t walk as I rested.
The raw data looks like this :
Starting “Lap 3” at 8:54am, plus 29 minutes, brings us to 9:23am. Lap 4 started immediately once Lap 3 was done, at 9:30am, meaning there was 7 minutes of rest to be factored in.
Unfortunate thing is, I do need to do another 5.5km morning run, probably Sunday Feb 28th, to emulate the time and conditions of the March 6 5k race. Breakfast is something to plan.