So I recognize that I probably ran too fast today, considering that D and I have two more days of 6 milers. However, I was listening to fast music and wanted to move. Frankly, it felt good to start out faster than I normally do (although I started slowing up by the end). Sometimes I just need to move - rest of the running week be darned.
I know that D wants me to start timing my miles more, so that I can pace myself. I'm still trying to reconcile this concept with the whole "listen to your body as you run" thing. I'm competitive enough that if I have a set time, I'm not going to listen to my body yelling at me to slow down via an IT band spasm or cramp. I'm also going to resent slowing down if I'm going over the set pace. Still, running planned mile paces is clearly a useful thing - I'm just not sure I'm ready to do it. Most importantly, I wouldn't be able to do my random pacing, time be darned runs, like today.
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