Day 5 of running and my pace hasn’t slowed down. This may not be a big deal to most people, but for me, I always run faster after a day off and as time goes on, my pace slows.
Yesterday I thought that I wasn’t running as well as past days. I am still taking 2 Tbs of apple cider vinegar (ACV) twice a day. Once in the morning and once before my run in the afternoon. Honestly that is the only thing I can equate to my lowering pace. I have been running now for almost 2 years (in 6 days it will be 2 years) and have tried almost everything to help my running. I fell on ACV by accident as I read it was beneficial for weight loss.
Back to yesterday…
I got to the 4.8 mile mark and got a call from work. I paused my app on my phone with my Pebble watch and talked for about 5 minutes. I then looked at my pace and it was 8:38. Seriously. I have been running for 5 days straight and my pace has been almost exactly 8:38 each day. My last two miles were 8:14 and 8:18. That is crazy for me. By day 5, I am usually in the 9:30 area and ready for a break, especially running 5 miles a day.
So perhaps SOMEONE out there in the world who reads my blog can tell me if you use ACV before a run. Or perhaps someone will give it a try and let me know if you experience the same thing I do. I honestly think it is the difference in my running and would like to verify that.
Funny, TJ used to tell me that it would take him a couple of miles to warm up and then his runs would get much better. I never experienced that myself. I just felt pain and tiredness throughout my runs, but I continued out of commitment and the desire to reach my goals. Now, I am hopeful that I can start enjoying running the way others have and start really making a difference in my life. I have a half marathon in just about a month. Hmmm. I wonder if they make ACV GU Energy Gels. Nah. Probably not. That might just be a little too disgusting.
Until next time…