at noon i decided to go out and run and try to do so slowly. i have to figure out how to be a bit more pokey at the beginning of my run or i'm going to burn all my energy in the first three miles of saturday's half marathon. as hard as i tried, i could only manage to hold my pace down to 8:06. i was not working hard, i promise. i felt good the whole time, but if i feel like that and run like that on the trails in lawrence this weekend, won't i bonk later in the race? i am so afraid of mis-running this thing and killing my chances at my 2:00 goal. i only need 9:09 pace for that. i guess we'll see.