I think I'll run 6-8 miles
Well, maybe I'll scale it back to 2-3
Shoot, what am I thinking, let's get in a good 10 miles.
Well, maybe I'll just see how I feel once I'm out there.
Man, I am not feeling this run today, definitely going to be a short one, maybe just 2.
(mile 1) I should just turn around now, and do a run later, or tomorrow.
Nah, I can do 3-4 at least.
(mile 2) well, I'm feeling a little better, I think I'll stretch it to 5-6.
I don't need any music today (I take headphones off)
(mile 4) it's beautiful out here, good thing I don't have to go to the bathroom (as I pass the fast food restaurant that I sometimes "frequent"
I think I could hit 7-8 miles today
(mile 5) great, now I have to go to the bathroom...I'm just going to run home, it's just a mile and a half and that will give me 6, that will be good
(mile 6) weird, now I don't have to go anymore...well, heck, let's get in some more miles then, I bet I could get in another 2-3 and that would put me at 8-9
I may even try to get in 10 today, that would be a stretch, but I'm feeling pretty good
You know, if I hit 10, I may just keep going and shoot for 12-13, I haven't run that far in a month...
Yea, that would be great, and I'm feeling comfortable today, plus it's perfect running weather, who knows when we'll have this again.
(mile 7.5) super, now I have to REALLY go to the bathroom....I'm only 1/2 mile from home, I'll just run home and call it good at 8 miles
Total=8 miles in 1:21, about a 10:10 pace
And I BARELY made it to the toilet (I know you wanted to know that)
I have said it before and I really believe it, that the mental aspect of running is probably more important than the physical. (not that the physical doesn't come into play, especially on 90 degree days) I think being prepared mentally for how far you are going to run and having the mental confidence and toughness goes a long way towards having a good run.
Hope everyone is having a great weekend!