11:40 AM: 5.55-Mile Run (Avg. Pace 8:13/8:00 min/mi)- COMPLETED
Q: What’s a quick fix to a lazy morning?
A: A run.
I forgot my Spiebelt at home so I had to hold my phone on my run. Do I usually run with my phone? YES! I run with my RoadID, Garmin & iPhone at all times. I never used to run with my phone until 2010, when I got pregnant. Then after that, I just carried it all the time. Except when I’m racing. Then I don’t carry it with me. I figured, why not use the Nike App while simultaneously using my Garmin?
I liked the results better with the Nike App. Weird, because I have my autopause set for my Garmin, so I would think that it would have been faster with the Garmin. Eh, whatever. Close enough.
It felt good, though, I’m getting a little discouraged with Celeste’s plan for our 1/2 on January 27th. She thinks we can pull a 1:45. Here’s her race strategy:
NYC Half Marathon Strategy
Miles 1-5: @8:15 min/mi
Miles 6-10: @8:00 min/mi
5k: @7:45 min/mi
Now, it’s two loops in hilly Central Park. While I think that Celeste is a stronger runner in speed, I don’t know if it’s just too ambitious for me. What do you think?
What are your running essentials?
By the way, Pedro had Paella for dinner… AGAIN. I’m afraid he’ll get sick of this dish soon.
I, on the other hand, wanted something simple.
If only he was satisfied with my dinner, I’d have less dishes to wash at the end of the night. Sigh.