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Negative Whaaa...?

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

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!
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BECCAZEN7 1/10/2013 6:15AM

    emoticon you ran mile 2 like a bunny! You own it, you kicked it. I go walking in crazy cold weather but I am not up for running yet. I did a 3 mile walk at 19 degrees and I moved fast just to keep warm. LOL.

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IRONBLOSSOM 11/15/2012 3:43PM

    That is awesome and you totally negative split it! You rock! :-)

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CHERRY666 11/15/2012 9:59AM

    Congratulations! That's so exciting!

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BEECHNUT13 11/14/2012 7:12PM

    Yep, that's a negative split. Great job, super runner! Hell yea!

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SOUTH_FORK 11/14/2012 2:10PM

    That's fantastic- if you ask me only mile 2 counts, especially in the cold. Mile #1 was just warming up the ole legs... then you hit your stride... then by mile #3 you'd gotten cold, you poor thing. I haven't run in anything approaching real cold yet. I started running in June of this year and living in Florida have only seen my breath one morning- so my ears really hurt that day, but I'm a big weenie when it comes to that. Anyway, way to friggin go!

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MIDNIGHTER1 11/14/2012 12:36PM

    You should feel freakin' fabulous. You rocked it. I personally think you do have swag.

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POISONGIRL999 11/14/2012 10:26AM

    You kicked some major ass!!! My middle miles are always faster than my first and last. It confuses the hell out of me, but I just go with it. Keep doing what you're doing, it's working!

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CAGEDBIRDSONG 11/14/2012 10:12AM

    Don't look a gift mile in the mouth. I use a HRM and enter my calories based on that. I gave up on SP calorie calculations. I just track it as an exercise not listed. SP isn't taking the title away from me!

By the're da bomb! Congratulations!

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CHEETARA79 11/14/2012 10:00AM

    Yeah I hate entering my running into Spark and they consider it walking. I can't physically walk that fast! I start jogging at 4.0mph.

WAY TO GO ON YOUR SUPER FAST SWAGGER MILE!!! Whooooosh. That's the sound of you running past me.

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X5X52000 11/14/2012 9:53AM

    emoticon Forget the average. 12 mins on mile 2 was da BOMB! Sub 40 temps seem to get my body parts frozen.

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JILLITA55 11/14/2012 9:36AM

    keep on keeping on! Grats!

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