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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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    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.
    2293 days ago
    That is awesome and you totally negative split it! You rock! :-)
    2349 days ago
  • CHERRY666
    Congratulations! That's so exciting!
    2349 days ago
    Yep, that's a negative split. Great job, super runner! Hell yea!
    2350 days ago
    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!
    2350 days ago
    You should feel freakin' fabulous. You rocked it. I personally think you do have swag.
    2350 days ago
    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!
    2350 days ago
    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!
    2350 days ago
    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.
    2350 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.
    2350 days ago
    keep on keeping on! Grats!
    2350 days ago
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