I skipped yesterday's run because it was one of the freakin' hot and humid days - 70 degree's at 8 a.m. with 50% humidity. UGH! This morning the weather was much better. Cool with a slight rain. Perfect. The only sucky part was that I had to run alone.
The first mile I was at a good pace 10.30. Just were I wanted to be. But when I hit the 3 mile mark I realized I was now doing a solid 10. A little faster than I wanted to be since I was running 6.25. I think it was due to running in the rain that I was able to keep up a good pace.
The last two miles was weird because I kept telling myself to slow down, but it was like I was having this out-of-body experience. My mind was totally disconnected from my body. It was very strange because I definitely hurt, but it was like my body was determined not to slow down, but keep the pace. So when I reached a gaggle of geese crossing the path I couldn't slow down! I was dodging them and when they realized I wasn't going to stop to let them cross they started to fly, buzzing me with their webbed feet. I thought for sure I was going to end up with goose poop in my hair.
If I run the race Saturday with the same time as today I will be EXTREMELY happy: 1:02