Today’s Run – Easy Run

Total Mileage: 10.10

Total Time: 1:32:18

Average Pace: 9:08 min/mile

Another easy run in the books today. It was also another hot day! I really shouldn’t complain because it will be so much worse when the snow begins, but it does make my runs a little tougher!

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I waited a little later again partly because I had a ton of stuff to get accomplished before family gets in town and partly because I enjoy waiting for my husband to get home from rotations to get started.

I was really sweaty and tired, but the run definitely could have gone much worse.

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I am so ready for fall. It is my favorite time of year to run in and I love feeling the cold breeze while you run. Too bad fall up here lasts for about 1 month.

The husband and I never actually run TOGETHER per say unless we are side by side on a treadmill because he is so much faster. I just really enjoy being out there with him at the same time!

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I did the same route I did last Sunday, but changed one road to help avoid a big hill. I had to write myself a reminder so I didn’t miss the new turn.

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I made a point today to not look at my Garmin. This has always been a struggle for me.  Lately I have been turning off the watch face so it just displays the time.

This way even though I know how long i’ve been out there based on the time of day, I can’t see every time .01 of a mile tick by.

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Even though this has helped I have been watching the time like a mad woman each run.

Today I made a point to just stare straight ahead, DO NOT look at my Garmin, and just let the time go by.

I am going to have to cover the same miles no matter if I sit there and watch every minute pass or just enjoy the scenery and try to relax.

Low and behind…it worked! The run went by so much quicker and I felt much more relaxed.

What are some tricks you use to get through your longer runs?

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