I figured since I was out and about that I’d head somewhere out of my neighborhood for my run. First I thought about going to Edgemont since I hadn’t been there in awhile, but the pathway was completely covered in snow and ice. I guess they don’t clear the snow there in the winter? I went with the backup plan and headed over to run the river from Edworthy instead. I actually had a trainer workout on the schedule but I figured I’d take advantage of the nice temperature instead. With no real gameplan I thought I would aim for about three miles.
When I got started I felt about as coordinated as Phoebe from Friends when she runs.
And it sucked. How is it that I had a great run last Thursday? And set a PR at a race on Sunday? I looked down at my Garmin at one point and my average pace was 10:44/mi. WTF?
After I hit one mile I stepped off the pathway and stretched a few things out and thought about what was going on. I was probably being a bit hard on myself… I continued on and I managed to pick up the pace at some points but it still felt like a pretty tough run overall. 3.4 miles done. It wasn’t pretty, but at least I got out there!