I just got back from a 9 miler with a great friend. I felt myself wanting to slack today and not run so I texted her early and asked if she wanted to do LSD (Long Slow Distance, my friends). She said “Yeah buddy!” so off we went. We ended up going faster than I had anticipated with an average of 9:38 pace. I usually do my long runs at about a 10 so maybe I’m improving or maybe I just need her to make me push it a bit. We ran a hard course (part of the Bluegrass Half Marathon). I am happy with our overall time although I know for a Boston-Bound girl that’s at the low end of the training plan. She could have ran a lot faster!
I am pleased with my training this week. Even though I didn’t get in all the workouts I wanted to, I made the ones I did get in count. I got to go to Foot Rx group run again this week! Wahoo! We are on a streak! Thanks to my boss for giving me these Thursdays off. I need them for my sanity sometimes. Jamie ran with me this week. We planned on going 9:00 pace for the 5 mile loop but ended up with an 8:36 pace. Wha?! I don’t run this fast. Something must be wrong with my watch…and hers. I am loving the results I am getting with my training and I strongly believe training partners help so much too. I plan on continuing this streak of getting faster. It feels good and gives me more confidence in all facets of my life.
I was asked to give one word to describe my training this week for Team Tough Chik. I chose “revealing” because every time I run I find out more about myself, what I am capable of, and how to handle life in general. Run Happy!