Well, we all have an extra hour on our hands today. I am so thankful for that. Some of us got an extra hour of sleep (most likely, not the mommas), some of us spent an extra hour cleaning the house and running errands ..... and the crazy runners like me ... well, we ran.
Typically, I tell myself that I'm going to run 3, 4 or 6 miles on the treadmill. I start at my crazy-strange 6.6 MPH start-out pace and increase the pace from there. Not today. I decided that I was going to go for time today ... not distance. I wanted to see how far I could run with that extra hour today. Could I do seven miles?!?!?
I started out at my crazy-strange 6.6 MPH pace for three miles and then gradually increased the 'mill all the way up to 9.0 MPH. Push it. Pound it. Crank it. Stop it.
I stopped the 'mill at exactly 1 hour ... on the nail. And, the distance read 7.0 miles. Sweet.
It felt great that I really pushed it for a full hour today, instead of just 'doing my thing'. And, I ran ... fast. It was fun mixing it up and going for time, instead of distance. Try it.