Ahhhh, Sunday!!! Long run day!!!! I met with a local group of runners to get my long run in.... and to my surprise, when I finished, my Garmin watch said I had ran 10.02 miles at a 10.02 pace!!! Say what?!?! My mileage equaled the same exact number as my pace?!? What are the odds!!! Definitely a sign that I should have played the lottery today!!! But, I didn't..... instead, I went to the grocery store after run and went straight home! LOL!
Let me tell you, the time change couldn't have come on a better weekend!!! I was so exhausted from the race that I helped organized and the Halloween carnival that my son attended!!!! An extra hour of sleep was SO MUCH NEEDED! I don't think I could have rolled out of bed to meet the local runners if I hadn't gotten an extra hour sleep!!!! It does stink that the evenings will get dark quicker though.....Oh well!!
And here is the complete break down of today's run:
As you know, 10.02 miles at an average 10.02 pace:
1-mile 10.25 6-mile 9:39
2-mile 9:52 7-mile 9:45
3-mile 9:39 8-mile 11:50(stopped for water refill, didn't stop
4- mile 9:27 9-mile 9:49
5-mile 10:44 10-mile 9:12
If the statement above makes you go hmmmmmm.... let me tell you a beginner runner's mistake.....
Ok, experience runners know this.... thumb holes in a long sleeve shirt are awesome!!!! (See pic above)... I crack up sometimes thinking about when I was a novice runner, and I bought my first "real runner" long sleeve item. See, I didn't know and hadn't heard of thumb holes. And, I was so upset the my first "real" runner long sleeve shirt would need to be sent back due to a hole!!!!! I thought, how is it that a Brooks piece of an apparel would have such a mistake. I couldn't believe that it actually looked like someone had sewn a hole in a running item!!!! Then all of a sudden, I saw that the other sleeve had the same thing.... strange! I then put on the top and eventually figured out that the holes were on purpose!!!! And in fact, served a great purpose. (See below picture!!)
So, for all the beginner runners starting to buy "real" long sleeve running apparrel, I have saved you the embarrassment of send an item back for NO REASON! LOL! :D