When 6 is a factor of 10
It’s another long distance run Sunday
It was a beautiful morning for a long run; cool, breezy, and lots of cloud cover. My run took me out of the valley, around Diamond Head crater, and back up into the valley.
There was a triathlon going on this morning, and while I was running around Diamond head I was passing the participants in either their bike or run stage of the race. Talk about motivation! These people were out there swimming, biking, AND running. I give a lot of props to them and enjoyed seeing part of their race!
I drank an Emergen-C around mile 5, and had 3 water stops along the way. The run felt pretty good, but I have to admit that I pushed my pace a little too hard. At this stage I think that an 8:36 min/mile average for a long run is a little too fast for me – I should aim more towards 8:45. I set my Garmin to display my average pace and I think looking at this made me run too fast in the beginning of the run to get a lower number. From now on for my long runs I won’t display my average pace, just my current pace, to make sure that I am on track and going a little slower than a tempo run, and so I don’t obsess on trying to get my average pace lower.
- Frozen blueberries and strawberries
- Flax and chia seeds
- Silken tofu
- Soy milk
I can’t believe it didn’t turn out more green, I put so much spinach in it! I guess the strawberries just overpowered the color scheme. It was delicious just the same.
Enjoy your Sunday!