This morning I awoke to run a long run with my friend Betsy but she had to sleep in.
So I desperately searched for my Garmin because I'm a bit addicted to using it whenever I run outdoors. It took me 30 minutes to find, right where I left it on the porch. I need to get better about laying out all my gear the night before so that I don't waste time in the morning. Right now I think I own 6 pairs of running shoes by the way, so it shouldn't be hard to find a pair of those at least.
So with less time to run before Nate had to leave for a meeting at 8am, i was out the door by 6:45am trying to get him in less than an hour. I wanted to run at least 4 miles. So I started sort of slow and then sped up with each mile after that. Here are my splits.
Mile One: 11:29
Mile Two: 10:47
Mile Three: 8:56
Mile Four: 9:44
Total Time: 40:58 (Pace per mile 10:14)
Last three miles my pace was 29:27 (pace was 9:49)
This is a huge accomplishment for me. I could hardly believe it. But sometimes when you push yourself and dream the impossible, on a standard every day morning, you succeed.