The rain is expected to roll in beginning tonight and continue on into the weekend. Spring is here, but it’s tough to tell. Taking advantage of the break in the rain, I headed off on the dirt trails around the office for another “sort of long” run.
After a mile warm up, I began to run mile repeats. I programmed my GPS to beep when I had run the distance of 1 mile. After the mile, I planned a quarter mile to recover at a slow jog. Then the cycle would begin again.
It’s been a while since I have done these and they can be challenging if you run them too fast. My 1st mile repeat was just about 7:53 minutes and the 2nd was 8:08. During the 2nd repeat it was more difficult to keep the pace up because I was running into a headwind.
I turned back towards the office as I began my 3rd mile interval. But I never did finish this interval. Mother Nature was calling and my body was trying to answer. The problem was that I was about 2 miles away from the bathroom and there were no bushes adequate to conceal any squatting activity. I had to slow the pace just to make it to the bathroom without any issues. It ended up taking me 8:32 for that 3rd interval and the following mile was 9:03 minutes.
I hate when this happens to me. Some have the luck of being regular, but I take it as it comes and hope that it comes when it is convenient. Roundtrip was 7.06 miles (1:00:26)