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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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  • BECCAZEN7
    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.
    1355 days ago
  • IRONBLOSSOM
    That is awesome and you totally negative split it! You rock! :-)
    1410 days ago
  • CHERRY666
    Congratulations! That's so exciting!
    1411 days ago
  • BEECHNUT13
    Yep, that's a negative split. Great job, super runner! Hell yea!
    1411 days ago
  • SOUTH_FORK
    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!
    1411 days ago
  • MIDNIGHTER1
    You should feel freakin' fabulous. You rocked it. I personally think you do have swag.
    1412 days ago
  • POISONGIRL999
    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!
    1412 days ago
  • CAGEDBIRDSONG
    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 way...you're da bomb! Congratulations!
    1412 days ago
  • CHEETARA79
    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.
    1412 days ago
  • X5X52000
    emoticon Forget the average. 12 mins on mile 2 was da BOMB! Sub 40 temps seem to get my body parts frozen.
    1412 days ago
  • JILLITA55
    keep on keeping on! Grats!
    1412 days ago
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