On the straight and narrow

4 miles: 1 mi wu; 2 mi @ tempo/GMP feel; 1 mi CD.  Music powered by Bruno Mars.  Hit up some JasYoga afterward (such a treat.)

I'm annoyed because I wanted to run 9:45 - this is what the Hanson bros have as my tempo/GMP... but my Garmin wasn't linked up apparently because as I ran I just watched the pace drop slowly - it got to about 9:45 by end of the tempo part, but I could tell I was running faster than that.  Turned out those two miles were 9:13 and 9:17.  Not sure what happened.  Sometimes when I press the satellite button on my watch it quickly (too quickly) flips into timer mode as if it's linked up and ready to go, which is what happened this morning.  Don't really know what to do about that.  There's no way to tell the watch it's NOT linked up when it seems to think it is.  And of course no biggie on a run like today - I'm not even in training yet.  But as with all bobbles on the journey all I can think is, what if this happened on marathon day??  (Fine, fine, I'd run by perceived effort, but you know what I mean.)

I took the bike path in this town that runs along a railway.  Sort of a boring concrete strip, straight and narrow for miles.  But I have a weird love, or maybe it's an admiration, for a route like that.  No frills, no "scenery" to help you pass the time.  Just a straight up tunnel of bushes and concrete that tells you to cut the whining and just run already.

In more important news, I did a combo ponytail/braid:


Don't say I never did anything for you

Don't say I never did anything for you