Wow!!! What was that all about? I really felt great tonight. I felt good all day for that matter. I really felt like running today while walking around the office. A couple of times I broke into a trot on the way down the hall and had to contain myself. Depending on which schedule I eventually decide to follow for the remainder of my training, I was either supposed to do a 25 minute tempo run or 3 easy miles. So, I decided to do a 1 mile warmup, 1 mile at tempo effort, and 1 mile cool down.
Straight to the stats:
Total distance - 3.0 miles
Total time - 41:05
Mile 1 - 13:53 (I really WAS going easy)
Mile 2 - 12:53
Mile 3 - 14:17
Average pace - 13:41 (that's right at goal marathon pace)
Temp - 82 degrees
Humidity - 60%
Pre-run nutrition - 16 oz. Gatorade and small protein bar
I'm kind of speechless. I don't know what to think about this run. I don't worry much about anomalously bad runs. I usually just blow them off. So, I shouldn't give too much weight to this run but I had fun. I like the results. It felt good. I look at the times and wonder, "Wow, Vic, you must have really been pushing it." But I really executed at the familiar tempo effort for mile 2 and miles 1 and 3 were definitely conversational. I don't know what happened but I'll take it.