Run stats for Tuesday, 2/9.
Distance: 2.53 km, 1.57 mi.
Speed: 9.01 min/km, 5.6 mph
Pace: 6:39 min/km, 10.42 min/mi.
Conditions: after dark, damp cool pavement.
I got home from work later than usual last night, then had to finish adding chili ingredients to the beans and onions that had been slow-cooking in the crock pot all day. It was late enough that I had to talk myself into running at all. Then I knew it would be wisest to run BEFORE eating chili.
Once I decided to go ahead and run and got my compression “girdle” on, I chose to run on cleaner pavement and jump to 2.5k. I still LIKE smooth, clean pavement! I can’t run on that every day and expect my feet to get conditioned, but an occasional less stimulating run is okay. So, I added about 300 meters and finished 2.5k at a pace quicker than the two earlier runs.
I’m glad I waited until after the run to eat chili. I’m always experimenting and last night’s batch was one of my hottest, spiciest ever.
Until next time, think baby steps.