You are in luck – today is a short one ;)
I get SO hung up on time. Like to the point where if I know what I want my ‘average pace’ to be – and it differs by a second over, I’ll speed up… I have GOT to break this habit.
JG mentioned that you will burn about 100 calories per mile regardless of speed – and that if you would SLOW YOUR PACE DOWN you could go farther. Since I’m training for a marathon in November – the key IS to go farther (I’ll worry about speed on my 2nd marathon hehe).
I tested this theory on Sunday when I went out for a 6 mile run pushing the kid… Planned my pace about 45sec/min slower than what I normally would do (or try to do)… went out 4 miles and felt STRONG – came back at a little faster pace and after a 1 mile cool down I ended up doing 9 miles (my longest run with her to date was 7 miles!!)
Then I realized – races are for fast paces. Speed days are for fast paces. The rest of the time I need to hide the watch (sorry, I can’t leave it at home – I need to look at numbers later hahahah) and just run.
Going to test it again this Sunday and hopefully do another 9… maybe more? ;)
Happy Friday everyone!! Hope you have a GREAT weekend!