Janathon day seven: the benefits of procrastination

I’ll admit it, I procrastinated a bit tonight. Well it was raining. And dark. And did I mention it was raining? But for once, by faffing around (at least 30 minutes to put my socks on) actually paid off, not only did it stop raining, but I also got to see Mini-Ginge do a new trick. I would have been very miffed to have missed that.

Tonight was the opposite of Saturday’s run, not just in terms of direction but also in terms of general -ness. On Saturday, I felt gooood. The run felt easy, I felt strong and comfortable. It was only when I checked my watch at the halfway point that I realised that it was easy and comfortable because I was going quite slowly. Arse. Tonight, it felt more effortful and hard work. Guess what? It turns out that I ran my fastest 3 miles since having Mini-Ginge and managed to take nearly 30 seconds/mile off my pace.

So tonight I have learned the lesson that running faster feels harder work. Who’d have thought eh?

5 thoughts on “Janathon day seven: the benefits of procrastination

  1. MissPond says:

    I had this too with my run last night. It was shorter than my weekend run which I got a bit grumpy about, but it turns out my kms were 1 min quicker! Felt hard, but looking back the accidental pushing might have been worth it!

  2. fitartist says:

    Getting to see new tricks is worth all the procrastination 😉 I knew you’d get your head down and on it for Janathon, keep at it!

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