next time I ran it, I'd have a goal of 8:30. So of course I had to speed up to make up the time. Luckily I was playing Bonus Seconds* and could redo my goal and figure do it right.
I ran 1.53 mi last time with the same route as this time with 1 exception. Last time I looped around Horizon Court and then on Ambassador Lane. This time I ran down my street and then on Ambassador. I turned around early on Ambassador this time because a lady was having trouble controlling her dog at the end so I turned around earlier to make it easier on her.
I didn't end up picking up my pace until .75 miles in. I did have some bonus seconds but my 4th .25 split was 1:54 so that helped things out. If you look at the pace chart you can tell that I ran faster starting a little over halfway through. You can also see the spot that I turned around. I hate turning around because of the data.
I wonder what my most flattering running outfit is. Most of the time I don't even match. I have these teal/greenish shorts and I wear them with whatever tank top is on top.
What do you think would be a good athletic picture? I need some ideas.
*Bonus Seconds is the game I play. As I run each .25 I get my split. Before I run I set a goal. The goal was 9 minute miles so 2:15 was my goal. Therefore if I finished a .25 lap in 2:12, I would get 3 bonus seconds. The next lap, I may get 2;16 so I would have to subtract one of my bonus seconds from the previous lap. You hate to end up with negative. Those are penalty seconds in my book. This game makes running so much more fun. People told me not to do it in the marathon. I tried to not do it and it sucked so I started doing it. Sometimes if you get so many bonus seconds, you just start over. Or if you are running a 2.5 mile loop twice, I start it over at the 2.5 mile mark. I also run with my goal changing. The first 5 miles may be a 9 minute pace but then I switch to a 9:30 pace so my goal splits change but I may or may not start over. Does anyone else play weird games like this when they run? (My watch has a pace feature that I don't use. One time I decided to check it out. I had 22 bonus seconds and I clicked the button and it told me I was 22 seconds ahead of pace. I trusted the watch after that. Funny I didn't say I trusted my own math. I knew my own math was good.)