This mornings mission: 7 miles fartlek
Not just any 7 mile fartlek run though, a happy 7 mile “I can’t wait for the morning to come so I can wake up and run” 7 miles.
How did this mission go? Well, I’m going to bring you guys back to the start so we can gather all of the information together to determine if this mission was completed.
Last night’s bed time came around 11 pm after I set my coffee pot time on for 6:15 am so it would be ready for my 6:26 am alarm clock. Why 6:26 am? I felt like I should start my day before 6:30 but 6:20 seems to early.. I also wake up at 6:06 on the days I should wake up at 6:00. Weird? Quite possibly. Don’t judge and just try it. The extra 6 minutes makes a difference. Trust me.
I woke up promptly at 6:26! I hopped out of my bed and into my running clothes that I had laid out the night before. Because once you have your running clothes on there is no turning back. That run is going to happen.
- My favorite running top and shorts from Lucy
- Thorlo running socks
- Brooks Ghost 3 running shoes
- Ipod shuffle
- C9 by Champion sports bra
- My trusty Nathan Water Bottle
- Polar Watch and Foot Pod
- House key!
Grabbed my computer and headed down stairs to drink my coffee that had just finished brewing 🙂 I firmly believe that programmable coffee makers make for happy mornings and consequently a happier Sarah. If only everyone had a programmable coffee maker.. the world might be a happier place.
Did I just solve the world peace with a programmable coffee maker?
Yes, yes I did.
Anways, along with my perfectly brewed coffee I ate half a luna bar:
and caught up on some of my favorite running blogs for inspiration.
- Mile 1: 9 minute pace
- Mile 2: 8:30 pace
- Mile 2-2.5: 8 minute pace
- Mile 2.5-3: 8:30 pace
- Mile 3-3.5: run/walk
- Mile 3.5-4.5: 9 minute pace
- Mile 4.5-5: 7:45-8:00 minute pace
- Mile 5-5.5: 8:30 pace
- Mile 5.5-6: 8:45 (uphill)
- Mile 6-6.5: 7:30-8:00 minute pace
- Mile 6.6-7: walk/run
- Vanilla yogurt
- Cinnamon quaker squares
- 1/2 a banana
- Frozen Cherries
- Chopped apple
- Jif Natural PB (Love)
So, was this mornings mission completed?
Well, let’s see..
Happy coffee? Yes..
Happy run? YES!
Happy breakfast? Oo yess
Happy morning? Absolutely!
The best part about all of this is now I have my whole day ahead of me. I ❤ morning runs 🙂
I’ve heard it said that it takes 2 weeks to get a routine set. I love morning runs. I will set a morning routine.
I think I’m getting scary close to finding my happy running place again. Yes, I am very happy about this.
Are you a morning runner or an afternoon runner? Do you have a pre-run routine?