Imagine running 3.46 miles tugging at the bottoms of your shorts. Imagine running almost 6 miles yesterday, and waking up early today to push through a morning run, and running faster than you have in a while but having to stop every few blocks to adjust your tights!
I had a plan. A carefully executed plan. And I was well into carrying out that plan. When I was attacked. Yes. I was attacked by my tights!
When I got home, I threw them in the trash. They are old. They are so old, I probably had no business wearing them. They were uncomfortable the last time I wore them. But you know those days when you’re at the end of laundry cycle and you look for things that will do even though you don’t really want to wear them. That’s how these tights got back into rotation this morning. And ergo, how they ended up in the trash a half hour later.
Back to the business of running comfortably tomorrow.
Even in the midst of all that, I ran the fastest mile I have for a few weeks.
Unfortunately, my fastest mile was my first mile so that’s the opposite of a negative split. A positive split shall we say? (Just FYI, if you are not familiar negative splits is the term to describe when runners start slow and keep getting faster the longer the run. Their splits or the pace at which they run each mile, gets progressively faster as they go. It’s the way to train, but clearly, not what happened for me today)
In other news, I’ve been trying to incorporate some music into my runs again. I brought the earphones on yesterday’s run and it wasn’t terrible and I did manage my 5.8 (almost 6) miles so I repeated the experiment today.
Because I haven’t been running with music (or really listening to my own music collection) for a long time, I do need an updated playlist. I usually play music from Apple radio so I don’t know what the best workout songs are these days. Ergo, I will be taking suggestions if you’d like to share a link or just names of songs that I should include.