Saturday, September 17, 2011
I set off after the sun came up because it was COLD! Cold is relative... it was 51 degrees... but my little skirt and knee high socks were not doing their thing. I didn't even shed my long sleeve top until mile 10 (or so I thought) and as soon as I did, I was cold again. Anyway, I was plugging along, listening to music and I felt tired. Average pace was little over 9 minute mile. I wasn't paying attention to my Garmin until I shed my top and it said 10 miles.
History: This week I have been swamped doing stuff for the PTA (remember, I wanted this presidency?). I have been averaging about 3-4 hours of sleep each night mainly because I could NOT turn my brain off. I enjoy thinking, but would rather not be reading printing contracts and ad contracts in my head... wondering which way I should go for the School Directory. My body has felt fatigued because I haven't been getting much sleep and because I am at the point in my MTP where the miles are high.
Okay, back to the story. I head home, come inside... chat with my kids. Garmin read 11.8 miles. I felt good, tired, but good. As I headed upstairs to shower, the clock read 7:55. WHAT? It should have read 8:55. What? And that is when I realized I had not reset my Garmin from my 5 mile run.... and I only ran 6.8. CRAZY.
I felt stupid. I couldn't believe that I was so tired, or so in the zone... that I "thought" I had ran for an hour, 40 minutes... when it was only an hour. CRAZY!
So since I am a runner first, and a logical thinker second - I said goodbye to the family and headed out for 5 more miles. After kicking myself and wondering how on earth I could have thought I was running for 40 minutes longer than I was (I mean, CRAZY, right?) I actually enjoyed it.
I averaged 8:45 for the last 5 miles... and rather kinda enjoyed the 10 minute rest in between. I am calling it Transition 1 (T1). It doesn't bode well in Triathlons to have a long T1, but for today's long run it did.
Please... someone out there... tell me this has happened to you before... Anyone? (Bueller? Bueller?)
I think I will go to bed early tonight (maybe with the help of a little meds) and REST tomorrow!
Posted by Jen at 12:57 PM