And I couldn’t get up.
Until I started getting e-mails . . . . “Where are you? What is going on? How is your training going? WHAT’S up with you?! Hello, hello?”
Life got busy and I got lazy.
Let’s get down to it, shall we?
Training. I only have two long training runs left before the Eugene Women’s Half ~ 11 miles and 12 miles. Say what? I know, right? It’s like I’ve blinked and the training is over.
I thought it would be fun to compare my long training runs from last time to this time.
I shaved just shy of thirteen minutes off of my last seven mile training run.
I was able to shave over eleven minutes off of this run.
I don’t have anything to compare my nine mile training run to because last time I only made it 6.5 . . . that was my first DNF.
I had a brilliant idea for my nine miler.
I decided to stick close to home and run on our road. I told myself to think of it as three 3-milers. Easy, right?
First three miles. Done. No problem.
Second three miles I decided to listen to some tunes. Done. No problem.
Third three miles. Will? This? Torment? Never? End?!
::snort out loud::
I lost count of how many laps I did on our road.
Last Saturday, was my ten miler. I shaved six minutes and some change off of my last time. I was kind of bummed I didn’t shave more time off, but I walked a lot the last couple of miles and when I would run again my pace was slooooow.
I’ve really enjoyed my training this time around. I’m far more relaxed about it. I don’t have any kind of schedule posted on the fridge staring at me everyday. I haven’t changed my typical weekly workout or running routine expect for adding in the long run.
I know I’ll be nervous when I get to the start line on race day, but right now . . . I’m not nearly as afraid as I was the first time around.
Sooo, what’s new with you?