Today’s session called for a 3 mile ‘feel good run’, essentially run at any pace that feels good. I wanted to get out the door before 7am but I just couldn’t seem to get my rear in gear. I managed to hit the streets just before 7:30 but the heat had already started building up. It was 75 degrees so thankfully a good bit of my route was in the shade. I didn’t have any goal as far as pace today, just complete the 3 miles. I set my app for updates every .5 mile (Garmin Forerunner 110 should be here tomorrow!) and went on my way.
I decided today that I would distract myself mentally by taking a little trip to Aruba. We’ve vacationed in Aruba over a dozen times so I had no problem visualizing it. I pictured talking a long walk along a familiar route and in what felt like almost no time I heard the update that I was at the half-way point! Wow! I mentally turned around and started visualizing walking back along the same route. I did take a few walk breaks around 1.75 and 2.25 but I really felt pretty good overall. This visualizing thing seems to be working out pretty well!
As for my pace…ahem, I guess visualizing slows me down a little – lol. Or maybe it was the heat? Either way, I ‘felt good’ about my run and that was my goal today 🙂