I'm dreadfully posting another picture that make you think twice about my sanity. Every kid likes to be a ham, but what the hell? Why did I pose like this and who allowed me to do so. This was from the 1992 track photo shoot (my freshmen year of h.s.). As you can see I really was the tiny one - no chest and more legs than I have today.
This has to be the most ridiculous school sponsored photo taken to date. Great composition with the hospital in the background too.
So....back to present day.
I went running a little while ago and it finally felt absolutely GREAT. I ended up going 6.7 miles because I wanted to make up for the threee day hangover vacation I took and because it was one of those days that you wanted to keep going. (RE: hangover...I'm too old for this. I was literally incapacitated on Sunday, then yesterday was still dehydrated and felt like crap. I hate it!)
So, the stats on today's run:
Mile 1 = 7:34 (understandable, this is downhill)
Mile 2 = 8:19
Mile 3 = 8:36
Mile 4 = 8:54 (don't know why I slowed so much here)
Mile 5 = 8:30
Mile 6 = 8:13 (I intentionally tried to hit a neg. split)
Last 0.7 = 8:04 (I stopped at mile 6, stretched for 15 minutes, then ran this bit home, uphill, but I must have had more energy left after stopping)
TOTAL MILES = 6.7 @ 8:19 pace
Anywhoo - I am pleased with the way this turned out and how I felt. I felt really good. Weather outside is perfect - low 60s and sunny.
I wanted to add in last week's speed because I forgot:M = 3.5 miles @ unknown pace, my Garmin died
T = 0.0 miles
W = 3.6 miles @ 7:58 (I intentionally went fast & it kinda sucked)
Th = 3.6 miles @ 8:55 (I intentionally went slow & it was a breeze)
F = 3.99 miles @ 8:28 (I think Goldilocks/Stella found her groove)
If you're in Portland, go out there and tear up the Springwater Corridor...there's something in the air today that is working...