My weekend plan went right out the window when unfortunately the new barn worker I hired decided not to work (more on that tomorrow). So while Saturday morning would have been the perfect day for my 12 miler, I had to wait until Sunday. When it was hot and humid. Oh goody.
I made the wise decision to get out fairly early to avoid the hottest parts of the day. As I was waiting for good old Garmin to find some satellites, I realized it was on the last bar of battery life. No chance that was going to make it through 12 miles, so I abandoned it at home. My Charity Miles app on my phone has a decent GPS so I decided to just use that to calculate mileage. But it does not record pace. And herein lies my motivational problem. No record of my pace? Then why work too hard?! I have lots of
So what about my run was so lazy you ask? I walked most of the hills. I ran about half way up each of the big ones and walked the rest of the way up. I even walked a few little ones. At mile 7 I was at my trainer's farm, so I ran down her driveway and chatted with her for a bit. I literally stopped in the middle of my run to hang out at my friend's house! Ha! If that's not lazy, I don't know what is...
I then ran/walked my way back home to complete the 12 miles. It took me 2 hours and 15 minutes (including my chat). That's an 11:15 per mile average. I guess not too shabby considering I stopped to talk and did a lot of walking. But honestly, I could have run a lot more of it. And I probably could have been a lot faster while doing so.
The bonuses to being such a lazy runner? I wasn't really sore the next day. I still burned a lot of calories. No injuries!
Have you ever been only half committal to doing something? Are you good at sticking with a training plan?