HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!!
I want to send mother’s day wishes to all the mother’s out there. Family dynamics have changed so much over the years but mom’s role in the house remains just as important as ever. I know in our house Mrs. Schlub is the glue that holds it all together and without her me and the kids would be absolutely lost. On top of that I would not be the man I am today if it wasn’t for my own mother guiding me through my younger years. So mom’s I hope you had a wonderful weekend and those that love you make sure to thank you for all you do.
So let’s get to some running…
Last week was just a sad week for running. I started out strong by running the mountain on Monday. Recorded some great video and turned that into a pretty good first trail run video. Plan was to take Tuesday off then run on Wednesday….well that didn’t happen. Thursday rolled around so I planned to make up my run from Wednesday….well that didn’t happen. Friday rolled around and I finally forced myself to get out that night and run.
Although it was at 9:30 at night, this run turned out to be a pretty solid run. I planned for a 4 mile run and I set out with the intention of negative splitting miles 1-3 then cooling down for the fourth mile. First mile started out smooth, pretty relaxed pace, and ended up clicking off the first mile at 8:45. My legs actually started to open up in the second mile which got me feeling good, so I clicked off the second mile at 8:21. The third mile was pretty rough; I had a strong headwind the entire way and had to put in extra effort to hold my pace. Even with the wind I clicked off the third mile at 8:26. My legs were still feeling great, I felt like I still had some pep left, so I decided to put the hammer down for the fourth mile. I ended up clicking off the fourth mile at 7:20.
Even though the week as a whole was pretty weak, the run on Friday was pretty awesome. As you all know, there is something about negative splits that just gets you pumped up for the next run. Unfortunately, I couldn’t spin that excitement into a follow up run. We had sports on Saturday and of course Sunday was all about the MOMs. My hope is to do a little better job this week sticking to my plan and actually run more than a couple days this week.
Do you ever make it a point to go out and negative split a run? Most times my negative splits happen by accident lol.