Global Warming, My Ass 6.66 miler.
I decided yesterday would be a good day to get the distance in, making it the third day in a row of running for me. Coming off injury, that's a recipe for disaster. But when it comes to running, sometimes I'm thick-headed. I did the race anyway.
I even mapped out a new route (it was 6.78 miles) for the occasion to make it extra special. I get brownies points for that right? It was like a real race, minus timing chips and bib numbers.
Miles 1-3 were uneventful. I kept telling myself to go slower because I didn't want my hip or knee flaring up. I took a one minute walk break somewhere around mile 2.5.
Mile four featured a massive hill. I trucked it to the top and kept going through mile five, when I felt the first knee twinge. It was nothing serious and walking for a minute helped.
With about a mile or so left to go, my knee started talking to me more. Again, nothing a walk break didn't help with. The last half mile though, I had to take a lot of walk breaks, which totally killed my time.
Up until that point I'd been holding steady under 10 minute miles, something I was really happy about given my injury issues this winter. By the time I finished my average overall mile time was 10:04.
I won't be winning any speed prizes for this race, but I had fun doing it. Thanks to Razz for hosting. It's definitely a race I'll keep in mind for next year's calendar.