Here's my week 6 update. The first part is what I emailed Coach Chris and the last part are some of my reflections about this.I took Monday off because I did my long run on Sunday last week.
Tuesday it was storming complete with lightening and thunder so I went to spin class instead.
Here's the information that "big brother Garmin GPS watch came up with for my pace work. http://connect.garmin.com/activity/360388314Felt wonderful afterwards and I did a bunch of things for the house after I completed this pace work :-)
Ok, so more reflections. Overall, I'm fairly happy with how this week went. It felt a little "off" because I didn't do anything on Monday and it meant that I needed to do two running days in a row, but I have no complaints. My foot still feels great. I'm looking forward to the Bird-in-Hand half marathon here in a few weeks. I'm going to attempt to run that as a 13 mile training run. I know I'll run at least the first 10 miles that way, but I'm thinking that I'll probably want to step it up the last 5K of the race. I believe that my training is going well enough that I have a good chance to be faster than my current personal record (PR) of 2:18. My goal for that race/training run will be to run strong and to take all of my walk breaks from the start (even though people will look at me very strange). The biggest difference with Galloway's run/walk/run is that we take walk breaks strategically from the start and not just later on in the race when we feel fatigued. The best part of this is that I feel amazing after almost every run I've done. I'm looking forward to running 11 miles next week.
I miss running with my TNT friends, but it was good to see a few of them today (I wish I would have gotten to Messiah earlier so I could have seen more of those friends). Saturdays have gotten a lot more busy for me lately and that makes it challenging. I hope to make it soon so I can catch up with some of those friends.
One story before I finish this post. First, while I was working on my 800's today the field hockey team was doing mile trials. I was very sad when I saw one girl who was trying so hard and I'm not sure why she didn't/couldn't finish, but at the end she was literally sobbing... this made me sad because failure is only when we give up. Also it was interesting that those field hockey players who did complete their mile gave each other high fives and said something like "yeah! no more mile trials! and I said to myself something like they are happy they don't have to do it. This did not surprise me, but I wish that coaches didn't make running a punishment for not doing something correct.
That's all for this week. 11 miles next week. Very much looking forward to the double digits!
#irunforthosewhocant #runhappy #grateful