Okay, I don't know if I'm actually using this term right, but I think I just experienced my first "negative split"!
This morning's run, super cold (and super-sexxxxxy, for all you swagger fans out there: imagine the outfit I described a few posts back, this time with a jacket over it, fleece gloves and a brown polar fleece hat up top. Fierce!)
I was supposed to run 35 minutes today. I got on the empty track, ran my first mile, checked my time -- and hmm, 14:30, a *little* faster than my usual 15-16 minute mile, must've been the cold.
Ran my second mile, checked my time and whaaaa? 26:30! I RAN A 12-MINUTE MILE?!?!? How the h#ll did that happen?!? I wasn't trying to go faster, I didn't feel myself running any faster, I wasn't using a new playlist. The only thing that was different was the cold, really (and the extra-fashionable clothing, but I seriously don't think that was helping).
Of course, then I screwed it all in my last .6 mile, which timed out to be back in that 15-16 minute mile range.
Needless to say, when SP averaged all three times together, they said I averaged 15-minute miles -- which, by the by, according to them?
Still effing WALKING!
(I love you, SP, but seriously...?)
Whatever, SP -- *I* know that I woke up this morning and not only ran in sub-40-degree weather, but I KICKED MILE 2's ASS today -- and I'm feeling pretty freaking fabulous about it, too!