Or lack of.
This seems to be an ongoing theme for me these days. I ran a not so great loop on Friday after work and managed to get in 15 minutes of swimming lessons before Mother Nature once again interrupted the afternoon with thunder, lightening and heavy rain.
Sunday, it took every ounce of effort I had to get myself out of bed and to the park. Once I was there, I hem and hawed getting my ipod Shuffle just right and stretching. Finally, I got going. The 1st loop didn't feel too bad. Even better, the weather was fantastic. 73 degrees! Woohoo. So there was some hellish humidity, but it still felt great. I took a quick potty and gatorade break before starting the 2nd loop and once again hem and hawed before getting going. I almost didn't start the 2nd loop at all. Even after I got going, I toyed with the idea of stopping, going back to my car and heading home. Yes, I'll admit it, I walked a lot between mile 4 & 5. But, I made it around. Mission accomplished.
It was just one of those days where I wanted to get the run in just because I needed to...not because I wanted to. Let's be honest. This was a half-assed effort and the times show it. I need to get my mojo back!
Conditions - 73, humid
Distance - 5.89
Total run time - 1:05:34
Pace - 11:07
Mile 1 - 11:12 (still adjusting the ipod)
Mile 2 - 10:43
.9 - 9:34
Mile 4 - 10:41
Mile 5 - 11:40 (lots of walking)
.9 - 9:46