So I had my long run today because I have another race this weekend. It's just a 5K but I do want to be rested. I ran my 6miles today in about 1:06. I think that I mostly averaged above an 11minute pace but the few walk breaks I allowed myself kinda brought up the total time on the treadmill. I think that stopping the treadmill at 2miles to take my now regular two mile break helped me run the total distance because I'd look at the treadmill and think "I've only gone three miles, I can do four", when in fact I'd gone 5miles. Mind games.
Am I strange for running only on the treadmill? I feel like I have this irrational fear that something bad will happen to me while I'm out running outside. I would love to find someone to run with, but I feel slower than most people and I feel like my schedule wouldn't really jive with others'. Hm.
Happy Wednesday. Off to work tomorrow and hopefully a swim in the afternoon if the hubby permits. I've only done that one swim this week (my measly 10laps) and am itching to go longer. Is swimming like running where it's best to mix up speed work and longer swims?