WORST run, or should I say jog, I've ever experienced. I don't know what the deal is! Temp was perfect in the low 30s, very little wind coming from the North and sunny sky. So can't blame it on the weather. But for the life of me, I could not keep any steady pace. If you look at my pace chart (from Garmin Connect), it resembles a fine-tooth comb. I'd run 200-400m at a comfortable pace and then had to slow down to walk...picked it up again onfly for a short distance and back to walking again...on and on...walk, jog, walk, jog. I was wearing the Boston official jacket which was a bit long. And with the phone and water flaskt in each pocket hitting me at the the top of my thigh got to be annoying so I finally held phone and flask in each hand. But that shouldn't make me feel so sluggish. The logical thing I could think of was that I only got about 5 hours sleep and was on my feet most of yesterday preparing food for the hot-pot dinner last night which by the way was very high in protein and low in carb. [On a side note, it was so fun and nice to have some of our returned missionaries (sisters) over for the hot-pot dinner social!]
Anyhow, mentally I was a bit down thinking about the goodbyes coming up early Monday morning when my son and his wife flying back to Japan and I don't know when I'll see them again. It's been fun having them home for the last couple weeks. Well, I had ZERO energy and very lacking in motivation to run. I think it would help if I had someone to run with. I envy the groups of runners, walkers, joggers, cyclists I encountered on the MCT. I realize I'm really a social runner.
Ate 4 Bloks at the turnaround (mile 5.6) at the Lone Peak restroom. Took off jacket with the flask and phone zipped in the pockets and wrapped around my waist so my hands were free the last 5Ks. Somehow I snapped out of this funk and ran a 10:27 last mile home. The rest of the day was shopping with my son and his wife...feet so so so tired...no rest for the wicked! :)
Awefully slow and lonely splits: 12:09, 10:57, 14:07, 11:37, 12:51, 13:46, 12:40, 14:10, 12:59, 13:44, 10:27. 11 miles in 2:19:31 (this was my St. George Half time!!! SO sad!!!) AP: 12:40