|4 headbands and 2 belts!|
I selected the cute one with the skull pattern!
And I of course had a rad outfit to wear with it:
On the agenda for today's run? Marathon program, week 8, key run 2.
6 mile run:
1 mile easy,
4 miles @ mid-tempo pace,
1 mile easy
I actually was not dreading this run. I mean, sorta dreading the middle 4 miles since I've been struggling so much with speed of late. So, new headband intact, I set off. The first mile was pretty easy. It actually didn't feel nearly as hot, and I was doing pretty well. The faster mid-tempo pace wasn't nearly as bad as I anticipated. It felt pretty darn good actually. A good run? Really? The last mile, at the slower "easy" pace was actually the toughest. Shock!! Anyway, here's what I did:
1 mile easy - 11:05 (goal 11:09)
4 miles @ mid -tempo pace - 39:09 or 9:47 per mile (goal 9:49)
1 mile easy - 11:01 (goal 11:09)
I guess that means I sorta nailed it! Although I suppose I should've done a tad bit slower on that last mile. Anyway. The headband was pretty awesome. Not quite as tight as what I'm used to, so there was some adjusting, but I think that it did a pretty decent job of wicking away the sweat! When I wore it down a little lower on my forehead (bandanna style), it seemed to work even better. I think this will be great to wear under a hat/visor. I'll be trying the belt this weekend on my long run.