This is going to shock some of you...but this is a running blog, so today I will talk about running! I mean that's why I started all of this, to talk with other people who enjoy running...I'll be back to other topics soon but hey running!
I don't have an official training plan from my coach yet, but I did take in a few things she said right away. First she mentioned that I needed to start doing one run a week that contained race pace miles. This is to teach my body what it feels like to run at that pace...seriously this was a genius idea as I wasn't doing it! I was doing easy runs and interval runs and tempo runs, but never specifically running race pace.
Pacing is hard for me because I've always just run however I happen to feel for the day...some days faster, some days slower, no real rhyme or reason. Monday when I landed in Boston, I decided I would use the TM to do some 8:30 miles and see what it felt like...well it felt like NCIS was a really good show and that's about all I remember.
Today I went out over lunch for what was supposed to be an easy run, maybe 9:30 miles and ended up running under 9 minute miles. So yes, I need to figure out how to pace myself a little better...and yet oh what a great run!! I finished up with another 3.3 miles after work and I'm just jazzed right now about getting my training plan.
How often do you run at race pace? How did you learn to better pace yourself?
11-12 miles on tap for tomorrow and I'm really excited...everything is feeling good, so I'll wear my knee brace and hope things just keep moving right along!
Sexy Six packin: Only because of this challenge have I managed to truly stick to my ab routine 3 days a week. I can tell I am getting stronger and I'm sure that if I keep going post challenge these abs are really going to perk right up. Now I'm sure a little dietary change would speed things along, so I'm continuing to focus on whole foods as often as possible.
I don't think this challenge got people quite as motivated as the previous one, but for those participating I hope it's making a difference.
Jan 1: I am grateful for the chance to meet new people.
Jan 2: I am grateful that I have a job to go to...even when I don't want to.
Jan 3: I am grateful I have runners to whine to that will understand my frustration.
Jan 4: I am grateful for lazy Sunday mornings to read the paper and enjoy some hot tea.
Jan 5: I am grateful for sunshine.
Jan 6: I am grateful for leftovers to make quick lunches.
Jan 7: I am grateful for a flexible work environment.
Jan 8: I am grateful for learning about Girls On the Run.
Jan 9: I am grateful for easy going pets.
Jan 10: I am grateful for friends who will happily make fools of themselves in the name of entertainment.
Jan 11: I am grateful for the ability to run, even short runs!
Jan 12: I am grateful to have a good doc to turn to with my knee issues.
Jan 13: I am grateful for continually finding new fun recipes.
Jan 14: I am grateful for being able to try new things...acorn squash tonight.
Jan 15: I am grateful to try out the new speed demon shoes.
Jan 16: I am grateful for fun contests.
Jan 17: I am grateful for date night!
Jan 18: I am grateful for a massage therapist who knows what she is doing.
Jan 19: I am grateful for finding out the kitty doesn't have cancer!!
Jan 20: I am grateful to have witnessed such a grand moment in history.
Jan 21: I am grateful to have at least one boss that will listen to me.
Jan 21: I am grateful for silly shows like the Office to make me laugh.
Jan 22: I am grateful for learning new things at work.
Jan 23: I am grateful for fun lunches with friends.
Jan 24: I am grateful to have the right gear for cold run.
Jan 25: I am grateful to have parents that I consider friends.
Jan 26: I am grateful to have had an easy flight.
Jan 27: I am grateful to work with a company that allows me to be a consultant for New Balance.
Jan 28: I am grateful that today is over and I can start new tomorrow.
Jan 29: I am grateful to be feeling fit and healthy!
Jan 30: I am grateful to be a good multi-tasker