Does this bib number look strangely familiar to you? Well, it did to me so I looked at my bib collection and I was #230 back in February at the Really Chilly Road Race! Huh! Auspicious? :) :)
I am a wee bit disappointed in my results above because I was confident when uploading it that my pace would be under 7:00/km. :( I had such a good run and I felt strong throughout most of it. A few times when I checked the Garmin out of curiosity, the pace was always in the 6:00 min/km zone. However, my first two km were slower than usual, and this was largely due to running into the wind; it was pretty wicked until I changed direction! I am sure that having 'the wind at my back' while I completed my striders helped me to feel stronger as well as run faster. :) Just wish my time reflected how good it was.
I ran without music today, too. After yesterday's excuses, I made good on my Tuneless Tues(Wednes)day by leaving my iPod at home, and for the first time, I thoroughly enjoyed my run without it. :) It was so windy the first 2K, all I could hear was the wind, but once it was a tailwind, the world around me became silent. All I could hear was my breathing, the jingle-jingle-jingle of two sets of dog tags, and the birds chirping. I think I had a breakthrough, and will be willing to try this a little more often. :)
The new way I have tied my shoes really works, and my feet were more comfortable today than in previous runs so who knew tightening the shoe around my ankles using loops would prove to make such a difference?
Kundalini yoga was terrific tonight. We worked on the core and took our time "re-learning" poses we have done before, but slower and in more detail. The time really flew by. :) Once again, I am feeling very relaxed and ready for bed early.
It is my rest day tomorrow. I will be posting my race predictions (LOL!) and then at 10:20 a.m. on Good Friday, I will join 671 people (as of tonight) in a mass 5K run. :)