Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Would You Like Some Pie With That Run?
We left out on the out-and-back route. I was feeling strong. My pace was quick. Probably quicker than it should have been. I noticed my form was pretty good. I was actually picking my knees up a good bit.
We came to the first hill. Nachoochee Drive. In the Peachtree Battle area. It can be a deceptive hill. It's short, but rises quickly. I was feeling good - breathing a little harder than I like, but determined to make it up that hilll.
I did. Recovery took a bit longer than I like. I was sucking wind. But, pushed on through.
Out to the intersection of Woodward Way & Northside Dr (2.1 mile point) - Regroup. Head back out. This was the first of the walk breaks. It was tough. I just didn't have anything in the tank. Then it hit me. 2 miles is probably the max run I've done at CrossFit. And, it would be at a sprint pace.
So, I probably didn't pace myself appropriately for a non-CrossFit run. The back was hit or miss. It's more up than down and includes "Rivers." I walked most of that one. All in all, even with walk breaks and two lengthy stops at a cross walk, it averaged out to 12:49 pace. Must take the Garmin for the next run to get a more accurate pacing.
I feel like a newbie. I know three-six months off from endurance running is like starting over when you come back to the game. All I know, is it will get better. I will run farther, faster, stronger. And I will remember what this Humble Pie tastes like.