I must say it didn't turn out like I imagined in my head. I felt tired. Granted I planned a 1 mile uphill at about mile two, but I'm trying to overcome my hill weakness. I was a little slow, but I managed through it with an average 10:13 min/mile. Did I ever mention I'm a slow runner? I did mention I walk every 5 minutes for a minute. I can manage an under 9 min mile doing it this way but apparently not today. I was very proud of my full 5 minutes of uphill with great form and even decent speed.
Most of the time I feel like it takes me at least 1 mile to just warm up.
Mile 1: 10:08
Mile 2: 10:07
Mile 3: 10:05 (one mile hill!)
Mile 4: 9:55
Mile 5: 9:25
Total time 53:07, calories 584 (woot WOOT) 5.2 miles
My max speed was 7:26! The weather was a little hot but not too bad, sunny and beautiful. That is one of the great things I love about coming up here in the summer. It's usually a little cooler.
According to my training I've put together my tempo runs should be 9:22 min/miles. Heat and higher altitude?? I should have been able to do better. But at least I did it! Isn't that the way we have to think some days??
I didn't forget to ice and BioFreeze the heel! I did forget to take a picture of it.
Post icing with my work socks and sweats. My uniform is laid out carefully so I can get in it within seconds and be on our way. My favorite Crystal Light in an icy bottle of water, watching "Something About Mary". My job doesn't suck. Keep in mind that we can fly almost 24 hours straight also. It's slow right now, but we can get a call any minute day or night.
My medic is asleep right over there: