my training has been seldom and sporadic. today, I planned on running farther and slower. I really was hoping for a 12K at maybe a 4:48 – 4:50 pace. I know too, that this was probably overly optimistic, but that was my plan. my 4:41 first K, I was fine, I felt well within myself … slow it down for the next K I said to myself. 4:31 – yikes, but still felt good. when I saw that 4:34 third K, I knew I was fucked! my lungs were beginning to burn too, not helping matters – lack of training is my enemy. shut it down at my proverbial 4K run, and I’m fine w/ that. I’m always happy with a sub 18 minute 4K – I know this one wasn’t, but easily coulda been – I ran it thinking, I’d be running farther than a 4K, so I was saving some gas in the tank. still thrilled w/ an 18:17! have I told y’all lately how much I REALLY miss running, lol?!
June 2, 2014 at 9:56 pm
Great 4K! I know a 12K at 4:50 is totally doable for you! Maybe starting slower would help? It definitely helps me to start at 5:30 or so, get down to about 5:00 by the 3K-4K, and gradually down from there.
June 3, 2014 at 9:47 am
thank you! I always appreciate your input and advice. and thank you for being so positive and encouraging! 🙂