12 miles 8:16 Pace. No HR details (I don’t want to screw up my shirtless tan!)
Today’s run was on Saturday this weekend for two reasons. First, I wanted to get out an enjoy some of the weather. It was the first time of the year that I was able to run without a shirt on and I LOVED it. No nipple chaffing, nipple burn, or nipple bleeding which is VERY nice. Of course, I can’t say the same for the cars full of people that I likely scared along the way. Second, I wanted to change my long run to Saturday because the Fargo marathon is on a Saturday. I seem to run a lot of races that are on Saturday. Two out of four of my marathons have been on Saturdays. Well, I guess including Fargo, it will be 3 out of 5.
The run started out well and continued to go well the entire time. I basically started running east and didn’t stop until I hit 6 miles. Little did I know that this would mean that I would run over some hills that rivaled the Egyptian pyramids. Since I didn’t wear my HR monitor, I instead added elevation to my graph below. Nuts right? Also, to show how boring I am when I run (hello, my blog name?), I’ve added my course route via Garmin’s built in GPS functionality. Nice and straight.
The one thing that was annoying about this run was that I found it hard to regulate my pace. I was always bouncing back and forth between uphill and downhill which meant for some reason that I averaged a bit faster than I would have liked for my long run.