Never Forget to Pace Yourself!
I totally messed up today’s tracking on my Garmin watch by pressing the wrong button after waiting at the light, so it didn’t record a couple of miles till I realized that and resumed it for the mile and half or so. Thus, I’ve decided to use the data recorded on my MapMyRun app. It’s not as accurate as the data recorded with the Garmin, but it gives an idea as to what I’d like to briefly talk about on this post.
The temperature was perfect, although there were a bit of strong winds that I found a bit hard to run against. But overall, it was a cool day, which makes it perfect for a long run. The winds certainly lifted all the haze and the view of Mt. Baldy was amazing, which is at least an hour away from LA.
It took a lot longer to finish today’s 16 mile run because of my poor mistake. I didn’t pace myself well after the 12 mile mark and actually ran too fast, which in return backfired at an unforeseen cost. I got too exhausted and was having hard time recovering from it. And in the end, for the last three of miles I dragged. Literally.
So, I definitely learned my lesson. Don’t ever run faster than your pace. Period.
Now that the Surf City Marathon is only 5 weeks away, I really have to pay close attention to the schedule. And I’ve noticed that I do not have enough time to squeeze in any long runs that go beyond 20 miles, so I may revise it a little bit. Especially, I want to take advantage of this long holidays that I am having next week. Let me see what I can come up with, which will also reflect how many races I am going to run in 2015.
How did your weekend run go? Are you running any marathon in January or February? Are you all set with the 2015 race schedule?
Thanks for reading.