So, my Nike+ app told me that I ran my fastest 10K today. I think we must have both eaten something rotten for dinner last night. The run started out well enough. It was cool (which I love) but drizzling (which I HATE) but I run on a densely wooded trail so most of the way it is like running under a giant umbrella. There were a couple of times and places, though, where it was raining pretty hard - blech!
So, all was going well until about the 5 1/2 mile mark. I had to go to the bathroom. And my body doesn't just give me a warning. When I'm running and I have to go, I have to go NOW!!! Except the port-a-potty is at the 5 3/4 mile mark I was in some serious pain - to the point that I couldn't run. I just walked fast and cried!
That's my explanation for my strange splits. After I used the bathroom - I made up my speed! I've been working on speed a lot during my short, two mile, morning runs. Maybe it's starting to pay off! I hope so!
Now to work on not having to use the bathroom during a run....