danistrulytheman

I'm STILL a self confessing, self professing know-it-all, or so I think!


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speed work!

I’ll be honest; sometimes (read: most times), when I go for my run, I do so without ANY training plan in mind! I start running, and after my 1K mark, I check my pace and I pretty much make it up from there … doing what my body tells me/allows me to do! Today was @ 4:35 … and I know that’s bullshit ’cause I ran for a good 10 seconds past the actual 1K mark before Garmin FINALLY buzzed my wrist! So, outta the gate, suffice it to say, I was flying. K#2 @ 4:23 pace (nice!) … I really wanted to push it far & long like this, but bailed at 3K, as I was now running into a strong headwind and knew that I’d be upset I wouldn’t be able to keep my pace down while battling that big breeze! After this run, I continued walking along for a couple hundred meters, and now was keen to attempt a 1M run (against wisdom of trying it on fresh legs, lol), so turned around and w/ the wind at my back took off. But inexplicably, ok, not REALLY inexplicably; for the final 200m or so kept sneaking peeks at my watch, and started seeing my pace slowly creeping upward from 3:45 …so ‘stead of 1M-ing it, 1K-ed it! Got it? Good! Oh, I know I’m nitpicking here, but goddamngarmin had its own mind again?! And wouldn’t stop, when I definitely & decisively PRESSED stop?!

What’s up w/ those extra laps? I did hit stop @ 3:48 @ 1.01K?! PISSED!!

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At that point, wanted to get home quickly. Ran another (not wind aided either, lol) @4:04!

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bustin’ out ma new kicks!

New, as in never used! Bought 2 exact pairs a year ago,   S T R E T C H E D   the first pair’s lifespan, its usability longer than I should have. Boy, you can sure feel the bounce in these bad boys! Took ’em out for a quick spin … a few light kilometers, they felt so incredible. Finished w/ a quick 1K testing them out … I swear, these require NO break-in, none whatsoever. In fact, I’m currently shopping for another couple of pairs, I love them that much. I may be a newbie runner, but I know what works, don’t wanna try experimenting! OK, not true, would consider a different model, but it has to be Saucony!

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