Ok so today was a chance to bump up my long run. I was a little nervous about bumping it up after last weekend's long run being so challenging. Today went better although was not as fast as last weekends run - I keep telling myself that will come with time. Overall I felt much better than last weekends run although I need new running shoes ASAP!!!!
total distance: 8.0mi
Average pace: 9:59 min/mi
So today I ran one mile with the watch and the other 2 miles without the watch. My goal was to spend the first mile getting my body adjusted to the pace I wanted to run and then enjoying my run without a watch for the final 2 miles. My legs felt a little dead but that's ok...today was supposed to be a fun run.
First mile time: 9:38
Today I didn't feel I had enough hours in my day! But I had to fit in my run before heading to work. Saturday's run was a good wake up call about my training. Today I put in 3.0miles in hot humid weather but the run felt sooo much better than the other day. This is a good step in the right direction - it's time to step up my training.
Distance: 3.0 miles
Today's run was with Bob and Laura - it's been forever since we've all run together and we haven't all exactly been consistent in our training. We met at my house at 9am, I was still at little sleepy since I had worked the evening shift the night before and it had been a crazy busy night!
We headed out to the marathon course and up heartbreak hill. This run was a rough one for me. The humidity got to me along with not having trained consistently lately. But I survived all 6 miles without Bob successfully killing me.
Distance: 6.0 mi
Total Time: 58:12
Average pace: 9:42 min/mi