I headed out with a cloudy sky overhead but the sun poke out from time to time. I was running faster than I wanted to in the first half so I was trying to keep an eye on my heart rate. This also happened last week when I had a bit of a hard time finishing, I didn't want that to happen again. I push through and made it down to hampton heath and saw on runtastic that I had hit 9km. I turned around and made a rest stop at tim hortons and got back on my way again.
I was having a hard time with my knee again so during my walk minute I was taking a little extra time to stretch out my legs, even if it meant taking long than a minute. I was pushing to finish in under my time from last week. I went just under 3 hours last week doing 17km but I know a lot of that was because of the snow and the cold.
I had checked my distance and it was around the 14 km mark that I realized the error I had made! I turned around at the 9km point and should have continued another half kilometer to get my 19, I wasn't running 18 today! I was so annoyed with myself and I know I have said this before but apparently I didn't learn my lesson...but I should NEVER try to do math while running, even simply subtraction is just too much apparently.
I kept checking my time and distance determined to come in under 3 hours this week. I made my way through downtown and the flurries had started and it felt colder than when I had set out. By the time I made it to the car it was a quite the little storm going on but I couldn't stop without going the distance. I ran past the car grunting and just wanting to be finished but I wasn't. I ran almost another half km, turned around and headed back to the car and turned one last time and again back to the car to finish with a solid 19.01 km!
|This is what happens when you change your route!|